Definition of polder
: a tract of low land (as in the Netherlands) reclaimed from a body of water (such as the sea)
Recent Examples of polder from the Web
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.
Generative sound machine Eemnes Machine by Victor Wentink was conceived as a permanent installation powered by solar energy in a desert-like environment, a new polder in Flevoland.
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Origin and Etymology of polder
First Known Use: 1602See Words from the same year
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