Dike (2)

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Alternative term: Dyke levee (USA)

An embankment along a coast, river or lake, to provide low lying land with protection against flooding.

Note: 1 The term sea-wall refers to a dike on the sea coast.

Note: 2 A " dike " can also be a ditch or natural or artificial drainage channel.

Note: 3 The French term digue is also very often used for a mole, when this protects an area of water within a harbour.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

United States of America

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM