[ pohl-der ]
/ ˈpoʊl dər /


a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes.

Origin of polder

Borrowed into English from Dutch around 1595–1605
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British Dictionary definitions for polder

/ (ˈpəʊldə, ˈpɒl-) /


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

Word Origin for polder

C17: from Middle Dutch polre
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