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1    a deep ditch or furrow  
2    a ditch dug as a fortification, having a parapet of the excavated earth  
3    to make a trench in (a place)  
4    tr   to fortify with a trench or trenches  
5    to slash or be slashed  
6    intr; foll by: on or upon   to encroach or verge,   (See also)        trenches  
     (C14: from Old French trenche something cut, from trenchier to cut, from Latin truncare to cut off)  

oceanic trench  
      n   a long narrow steep-sided depression in the earth's oceanic crust, usually lying above a Benioff zone  
robber trench  
      n     (Archaeol)   a trench that originally contained the foundations of a wall, the stones of which have been taken away  
slit trench  
      n     (Military)   a narrow trench dug for the protection of a small number of people  
trench coat  
      n   a belted double-breasted waterproof coat of gabardine, etc., resembling a military officer's coat  
trench fever  
      n   an acute infectious disease characterized by fever and muscular aches and pains, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the bite of a body louse  
trench foot  
      n   a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water  
trench knife  
      n   a double-edged steel knife for close combat  
     (C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I)  
trench mortar  
      n   a portable mortar used in trench warfare to shoot projectiles at a high trajectory over a short range  
trench mouth  
      n   a bacterial ulcerative disease characterized by inflammation of the tonsils, gums, etc.  
     (C20: so called because it was prevalent in soldiers in the Trenches during World War I)  
trench warfare  
      n   a type of warfare in which opposing armies face each other in entrenched positions  
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channel, cut, ditch, drain, earthwork, entrenchment, excavation, fosse, furrow, gutter, pit, trough, waterway  

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