Schott

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Etymology[edit]

From Low German Schot, from Middle Low German schot, ultimately from the root of schießen (to shoot). Cognate with Dutch schot.

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Schott n (mixed, genitive Schotts, plural Schotten)

  1. (nautical) bulkhead, baffle
  2. (figuratively, chiefly in the plural, often with dicht) gates, borders, limits
    Die Schotten sind dicht: Das Urteil ist rechtskräftig.
    The gates are closed: The judgment is final.
    Angesichts einer illegalen Einwanderungswelle macht das Land seine Schotten dicht.
    Facing an illegal immigration wave, the country is closing its borders.

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