What does the word dyke mean?

Usage examples for dyke

  1. In the darkness, almost an hour later, Molly found her by the edge of a dyke. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. On reaching the quay he turned quickly to the left, following the path that led toward the dyke at the riverside. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. Rude is the tent this architect invents, Rural the place, with cart ruts by dyke side. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare