sluit

noun
\ˈslüt\
plural -s

Definition of sluit 

chiefly Africa

: a deep usually dry ditch produced by the washing of heavy rains in a large natural fissure : gully, gulch

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History and Etymology for sluit

Afrikaans, from Dutch sloot ditch, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German slōt ditch, puddle, bog, Old Frisian slāt, Swedish dialect slota to be putrid, Middle English sloor mud

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