What Are Lochs?


A loch is basically a lake. This is an Irish and Scottish Gaelic word which simply refers to a sea inlet or a lake. A loch can also be defined as an estuary, a strait, firth, bay or even a fjord.
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[lok, lokh]
a lake.
a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.
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The term 'loch' means lake and it is used throughout the country of Scotland; there is only one 'lake' in Scotland called the Lake of Menteith in Stirlingshire. Firth, fjord, estuary, strait or bay are other names for loch. Sea-inlet lochs are often called sea lochs or sea Loughs.
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(lŏKH, lŏk) n. Scots A lake. An arm of the sea similar to a fjord. [Middle English louch, from Scottish Gaelic loch, from Old Irish.]
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