Definition of sloot in English:


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Pronunciation: /sluːt
(also sluit)


South African
1A deep gully eroded by rainfall.
More example sentences
  • The water in the canals and sluits is generally clean (except in the cities) but usually a muddy brown color.
  • The only difficulties met with were such as are still common to African travellers - occasional want of water and troubles about crossing sluits and rivers.
  • We were ages in getting through the town; the wagons were always getting stuck in the sand and sluits, and then they had to wait for each other.
1.1 historical A narrow water channel constructed for irrigation.


Afrikaans, from Dutch sloot 'ditch'.

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