Meaning of winter dyke in English:

winter dyke

noun

  • 1Scottish, British dialect A hinged upright frame on which clothes are hung to air or dry indoors; a clothes horse. Chiefly in plural Compare winter hedge .

  • 2Especially in the Netherlands and Germany: a high embankment or dam built to protect low-lying land from winter tides and floods.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Plenishing of Castlesemple. From winter + dike.

Pronunciation

winter dyke

/ˈwɪntə dʌɪk/