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Lek

(lĕk), northern arm of the Rhine River, 40 mi (64 km) long, branching from the Neder Rijn (Lower Rhine), central Netherlands, and flowing W into the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) River. It is navigable for its entire length. RotterdamRotterdam
, city (1994 pop. 598,521), South Holland prov., W Netherlands, on the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) River near its mouth on the North Sea. One of the largest and most modern ports in the world, Rotterdam is the major foreign-trade center of the Netherlands and its second
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, the chief city on the river, is connected with the North Sea by the Nieuwe Waterweg (canal).
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Lek

 

one of the main arms of the Rhine delta in the Netherlands. The river, which is approximately 200 km long, is navigable. The large city and port of Rotterdam is on the Lek.

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lek

[lek]
(zoology)
A gathering place for courtship. Also known as arena.
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