Definition of 'moat'
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We saw a number of men in turbans outside the castle by the moat. JEM SULTAN: The Adventures of a Captive Turkish Prince in Renaissance Europe (2004)It took three months to fill the moat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An earlier shot showed the man cowering in a corner of the dry moat surrounding the enclosure while the tiger loomed over him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When the firing stopped, they dropped into the dry moat and surrendered. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At the back of the castle, there is a dry moat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is surrounded by a deep and impressive moat, through parts of which a river now flows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While she lay dying she asked her husband to use her own body to help fill up the moat, which was done. Christianity Today (2000)The duckling had crossed a moat that surrounds an island where gorillas live at Bristol Zoo. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'moat'
British English: moat /məʊt/ NOUN
A moat is a deep, wide channel dug round a place such as a castle and filled with water, in order to protect the place from attack.
- American English: moat
- Arabic: خَنْدَقٌ مَائِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: fosso
- Chinese: 护城河
- Croatian: jarak
- Czech: hradní příkop
- Danish: voldgrav
- Dutch: gracht
- European Spanish: foso
- Finnish: vallihauta
- French: douves
- German: Wassergraben
- Greek: τάφρος φρουρίου
- Italian: fosso
- Japanese: 濠
- Korean: 호
- Norwegian: vollgrav
- Polish: fosa
- European Portuguese: fosso
- Romanian: șanț cu apă
- Russian: крепостной ров
- Spanish: foso
- Swedish: vallgrav
- Thai: คูน้ำรอบปราสาทหรือเมือง
- Turkish: hendek
- Ukrainian: рів
- Vietnamese: hào
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