kolk

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dutch.

Noun[edit]

kolk (plural kolks)

  1. (geology) An underwater vortex similar to a whirlwind, capable of dislodging, picking up, and moving boulders.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch colc.

Noun[edit]

kolk f, m (plural kolken, diminutive kolkje n)

  1. vortex, maelstrom
    Synonym: draaikolk
  2. A drain that is part a sewer system.
    Synonym: put
  3. A small waterway connected to one or several windmills that control the water level in a polder, serving as a conduit to remove surplus water.
    Synonyms: boezemsloot, kolksloot, molenkolk
  4. A dyke beside such a waterway.
    Synonyms: kolkdijk, molenkolk
  5. A pool or lake resulting from a breached dyke.
  6. The body of water between sluice gates.
    Synonym: sluiskolk
Hypernyms[edit]
  • (drain of a sewer system): put
  • (small waterway connected to windmills in a polder): sloot
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kolk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kolken
  2. imperative of kolken