dikereeve

noun dike·reeve \ˈdīˌkrēv\
variants: less commonly

dykereeve

\ˈdīˌkrēv\

Definition of dikereeve

plural

-s

  1. :  an English official in charge of the drains, sluices, and sea walls in a district of fen or marshy land

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of dikereeve

perhaps alteration (influenced by English reeve) of dikegrave — more at reeve (official)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dikereeve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!