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EtymologyEdit

Dutch.

NounEdit

kolk (plural kolks)

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

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch colc.

NounEdit

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

  1. vortex, maelstrom
    Synonyms: draaikolk
  2. A drain that is part a sewer system.
    Synonyms: 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.
    Synonyms: sluiskolk
HypernymsEdit
  • (drain of a sewer system): put
  • (small waterway connected to windmills in a polder): sloot
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See etymology on the main entry.

VerbEdit

kolk

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