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loch

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noun \ˈläk, ˈläḵ\

Simple Definition of loch

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loch

  1. 1 Scottish :  lake

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

Examples of loch in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of loch

Middle English (Scots) louch, from Scottish Gaelic loch; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake


First Known Use: 14th century



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