v. t.1.To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.
[imp. & p. p. Trenched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trenching.]
2.(Fort.) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.
3.To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.
4.To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops.
v. i.1.To encroach; to intrench.
2.To have direction; to aim or tend.
To trench at
to make trenches against; to approach by trenches, as a town in besieging it.
n.1.A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.
2.An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.
In a trench, forth in the park, goeth she.
- Chaucer.
3.(Fort.) An excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches.
To open the trenches
(Mil.) to begin to dig or to form the lines of approach.
Trench cavalier
(Fort.) an elevation constructed (by a besieger) of gabions, fascines, earth, and the like, about half way up the glacis, in order to discover and enfilade the covered way.
Trench plow
a kind of plow for opening land to a greater depth than that of common furrows.
Noun1.trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
2.trench - a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
Synonyms: oceanic abyss, deep
3.trench - any long ditch cut in the ground
Verb1.trench - impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
2.trench - fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
3.trench - cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
4.trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
5.trench - cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"
Synonyms: ditch
6.trench - dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
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