(in South Africa) a deep, dry gulch or channel formed by erosion due to heavy rains.

Origin of sluit

1860–65; < Afrikaans sloot < Dutch: ditch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sluit

Historical Examples of sluit

  • Hiding away in sluit and river-bed and thorn thicket, every step of their flight had been attended with peril.

  • I crouched down in the sluit by the roadside and lay perfectly still—still as a hare—until the moon went in again.


    Bertram Mitford

  • At the point where the drift cuts the sluit the nullah is broad and extensive.

  • In front the said ground, perfectly open, sloped away gently to a sluit, constituting a first-rate arena for a rough-and-tumble.

  • I despatched General Froneman to hold the river bank, and the sluit which descended to the river from the north.

    Three Years' War

    Christiaan Rudolf de Wet