Definition of loch
1 Scotland : lake
2 Scotland : a bay or arm of the sea especially when nearly landlocked
Examples of loch in a Sentence
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”
Recent Examples of loch from the Web
Campbell also outlined another problem facing Operation Cleansweep: the sheer size of the loch.
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Origin and Etymology of loch
Middle English (Scots) louch, from Scottish Gaelic loch; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake
First Known Use: 15th century
LOCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loch for English Language Learners
: a lake or a part of the sea that is almost surrounded by land
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