noun 1. British, Dialectal b. the bank of earth thrown up in digging a ditch
4. Scottish a low dividing wall of earth or stone
verb transitiveWord forms: diked or ˈdiking
7. to provide, protect, or enclose with a dike or dikes
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Word origin of 'dike'ME < OE dic & ON diki, akin to ditch, Du dijk, Ger deich < IE base *dhēigw-, *dhīgw-, to pierce, fasten > L figere, fix