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  1. a river in W Europe, flowing from N France through W Belgium and SW Netherlands into the North Sea. 270 miles (435 km) long.
Flemish Schel·de [skhel-duh] /ˈsxɛl də/.French Escaut.
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  • The first gun was fired by the Emperor on the Scheldt 6th November, 1784.

    Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete

    Madame Campan

  • The Scheldt will probably make for Holland by the north route.


    Talbot Baines Reed

  • I was picked up by the Dutch brig Scheldt, now lying at Rotterdam.


    Talbot Baines Reed

  • It was situated on the river Scheldt about twenty miles from the sea.

    Great Artists, Vol 1.

    Jennie Ellis Keysor

  • Further, France could not reverse her decision concerning the Scheldt.

British Dictionary definitions for scheldt


  1. a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing north and northeast through W Belgium to Antwerp, then northwest to the North Sea in the SW Netherlands. Length: 435 km (270 miles)Flemish and Dutch name: Schelde (ˈsxɛldɛ) French name: Escaut
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