Definition of grike in English:

grike

Line breaks: grike
Pronunciation: /grʌɪk
 
/
(also gryke)

noun

  • A fissure separating blocks or clints in a limestone pavement.
    More example sentences
    • Overground there are ring forts and burial monuments, round towers and high crosses and always the flat limestone slabs with cracks, or grikes.
    • Bryophyte and other vegetation mats close over deep grikes but will not support human weight.
    • Karstification can form an extensive network of grykes, underground caves and passageways.

Origin

late 18th century (originally northern English dialect): of unknown origin.

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