- Southern African a ditch for irrigation or drainage
from Afrikaans, from Dutch sluit, sluis sluice
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Examples from the Web for sloot
It was also strange, he sitting there in that sloot in that up-country plain!
The smoke and heat were like to overcome me, but Sloot went ahead.
When he woke the shadow had stretched across the sloot, and the sun was on the edge of the plain.
On getting all that was needed for my neighbors and myself the sled was heaped up; we walked, Sloot driving.
Sept. 12—Sloot and all hands were up at sunrise to set fire to the brushpiles.