Recent Examples of polder from the Web
But the nation's engineers became masters of draining wetlands by creating what are called polders: Tracts of land surrounded by dikes that were then drained or pumped dry.
That is, in part, because the 6,000 kilometers of embankments that surround the polders are helping to fuel sea level rise.
Kinderdijk, which translates to children's dike, lies in the Alblasserwaard polder (land that's been reclaimed from the sea, marshes or river floodplains) at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers.
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Origin and Etymology of polder
First Known Use: 1602See Words from the same year
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