A piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, especially in the Netherlands.
- Much of the western part of the country is polders (low-lying lands) that have been reclaimed from the sea by dikes and dunes.
- This was the result of the gradual accumulation of silt in the river bed, brought down from overcultivated, erosion-prone slopes up-river, and of the excessive building of dikes in the lake areas to protect newly reclaimed polders.
- There are 3500 polders (areas of reclaimed land) in the Netherlands, so the Dutch clearly enjoyed playing God.
Words that rhyme with polderbeholder, boulder, folder, holder, moulder (US molder), scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder
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