noun Scot. and North England.
Examples from the Web for syke
We went a little beyond the syke; then up to John's Grove, where the storm of Thursday has made sad ravages.Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. I (of 2)|Dorothy Wordsworth
This variety originated at the village of Syke House, in Yorkshire, whence its name.British Pomology|Robert Hogg
In these lay a gret multitude of syke men, blinde, crokid, and drye.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Syke states in his account of an Indian ant, Pheidole providens, that this species collects a great store of grass-seeds.
Dick o' the Syke was the first witness examined for the defense.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine