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EtymologyEdit

From hek (fence) +‎ -en- (closer, shutter) +‎ sluiter, in reference to funerary processions.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛ.kə(n)ˌslœy̯.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hek‧ken‧slui‧ter

NounEdit

hekkensluiter m (plural hekkensluiters, diminutive hekkensluitertje n)

  1. straggler, trailer, one who comes last [from 18th c.]