noun dike·grave \ˈdīkˌgrāv\

Definition of dikegrave



  1. :  an officer in Holland in charge of dikes

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Origin and Etymology of dikegrave

modification of Dutch dijkgraaf, from Middle Dutch dijcgrāve, from dijc dike + grāve overseer; akin to Old English dīc ditch, dike — more at burgrave

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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