polder | engleski leksikon

1. polder


ETYM Dutch.
(Dutch) Piece of land reclaimed from sea.
A tract of low land reclaimed from the sea by of high embankments.
Piece of low-lying reclaimed land.
Area of flat reclaimed land that used to be covered by a river, lake, or the sea. Polders have been artificially drained and protected from flooding by building dykes. They are common in the Netherlands, where the total land area has been increased by nearly one-fifth since ad 1200. Such schemes as the Zuider Zee project have provided some of the best agricultural land in the country.

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