grachtengordel

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of gracht (canal) +‎ -en- (belt) +‎ gordel.

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Noun[edit]

grachtengordel n (plural grachtengordels, diminutive grachtengordeltje n)

  1. canal belt; used mostly to refer to canal system of Amsterdam, and to lesser extent to similar systems in other Dutch cities.
  2. (politics, figuratively) alleged abode of the elite

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