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gracht, noun

Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, canal; ditch, moat.
In Cape Town: a. Obsolete except in historical contexts. A canal. b. An element in street names. Also attributive.
1823 W.W. Bird State of Cape of G.H. 149Leaving the commercial Exchange, the heeregracht (Anglicè the gentlemen’s ditch) presents itself, leading towards the public offices and the government gardens.
1979 Cape Times 20 Dec. 7Relics of the Dutch occupation, when Cape Town was criss-crossed by a network of canals, or grachts, are to be incorporated in a..City Council plan.
A canal.
An element in street names.

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