Pronounced Pron. [ˈdɔrdrɛxt]
Other Forms FormsDordt
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Contributor Contrib.Kees on 1/14/2019
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.The name Dordrecht comes from Thuredriht (circa 1120), Thuredrecht (circa 1200). The name seems to mean ''thoroughfare''; a ship-canal or -river through which ships were pulled by rope from one river to another, as here from the Dubbel to the Merwede, or vice versa. The Drecht is now supposed to have been derived from draeg, which means to ''pull, tow or drag''.