a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.
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How to use loch in a sentence
The best lochs for yellow trout are decidedly those of Sutherland.
We had tried all the rivers and burns to no purpose, and the lochs are capricious and overfished.
There are no railways, and there are two hundred lochs and more in the Parish of Assynt.
There is more chance for anglers, now, in Scotch lochs than in most Scotch rivers.
Wild-fowl breed on its reedy lochs, and moor-fowl dwell on its heather hills.The Norsemen in the West | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for loch
a Scot word for lake 1
Also called: sea loch a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
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