Meaning of sloot in English:

sloot

(also sluit)

Pronunciation /sluːt/

noun

  • 1South African A deep gully eroded by rainfall.

    ‘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.’
    ravine, canyon, gorge, pass, defile, couloir, deep narrow valley
    1. 1.1historical A narrow water channel constructed for irrigation.

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch sloot ‘ditch’.