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Borrowing from Dutch dwang.

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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

From Middle Dutch dwanc. Nominal ablaut from the verb dwingen. Cognate to German Zwang and Swedish tvång. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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NounEdit

dwang m (uncountable)

  1. coercion, compulsion

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