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polder

a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands
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polder

[′pōl·dər]
(civil engineering)
Land reclaimed from the sea or other body of water by the construction of an embankment to restrain the water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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