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loch

noun \ˈläk, ˈ\

: a lake or a part of the sea that is almost surrounded by land

Full Definition of LOCH

1
Scottish :  lake
2
Scottish :  a bay or arm of the sea especially when nearly landlocked

Examples of LOCH

  1. <in his biography of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell tells of being conducted by a Scottish boatman across one of the lochs, as they call them, or arms of the sea>

Origin of LOCH

Middle English (Scots) louch, from Scottish Gaelic loch; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to LOCH

Synonyms
arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, gulf [Scottish]

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