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dwang

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch dwang.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dwang (plural dwangs)

  1. (Scotland, New Zealand) A horizontal timber (or steel) section used in the construction of a building.
  2. A large metal crowbar.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Belongs to the verb dwingen. Cognate to German Zwang and Swedish tvång.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dwang m (uncountable)

  1. coercion, compulsion

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]