slenk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch slenke (naturally-formed trench filled with water), from slenken (to make diminish), causative of slinken (to diminish).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

slenk f (plural slenken, diminutive slenkje n)

  1. (geology) graben
  2. (geography) small meandering salt-water inlet: creek
  3. naturally-formed trench filled with water

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