Associations to the word «Trench»


TRENCH, noun. A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground.
TRENCH, noun. (military) A narrow excavation as used in warfare, as a cover for besieging or emplaced forces.
TRENCH, noun. (archaeology) A pit, usually rectangular with smooth walls and floor, excavated during an archaeological investigation.
TRENCH, noun. (informal) A trench coat.
TRENCH, verb. (usually followed by upon) To invade, especially with regard to the rights or the exclusive authority of another; to encroach.
TRENCH, verb. (military) (infantry) To excavate an elongated pit for protection of soldiers and or equipment, usually perpendicular to the line of sight toward the enemy.
TRENCH, verb. (archaeology) To excavate an elongated and often narrow pit.
TRENCH, verb. To have direction; to aim or tend.
TRENCH, verb. To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.
TRENCH, verb. To cut furrows or ditches in.
TRENCH, verb. To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next.
TRENCH ART, noun. Any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians, where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences.
TRENCH BOOT, noun. A boot designed to stand up to the wet, muddy conditions of trench warfare.
TRENCH BOOTS, noun. Plural of trench boot
TRENCH COAT, noun. A military-style raincoat with a belt and deep pockets and often epaulettes.
TRENCH COATS, noun. Plural of trench coat
TRENCH CUT, noun. (archaeology) A triangle-shaped cut in a tell, used to see how many levels there are or to find information about each separate settlement.
TRENCH CUTS, noun. Plural of trench cut
TRENCH FEVER, noun. (medicine) an acute infectious disease, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the louse Pediculus humanus, that affected very many soldiers during World War I.
TRENCH FOOT, noun. A medical condition which can affect the feet when they are constantly cold and wet. Similar to, but not the same as frostbite.
TRENCH KNIFE, noun. A knife designed for use in hand-to-hand fighting in trenches, typically having a double-edged blade and a knuckleduster on the handle. [from 19th c.]
TRENCH KNIVES, noun. Plural of trench knife
TRENCH MENTALITIES, noun. Plural of trench mentality
TRENCH MENTALITY, noun. An attitude towards differences of opinion, where oppositional stand-off or conflict is preferred over debate and compromise.
TRENCH MORTAR, noun. A small mortar designed to fire shells from one trench to an enemy trench.
TRENCH MORTARS, noun. Plural of trench mortar
TRENCH MOUTH, noun. (idiomatic) (medicine) Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, a severe bacterial infection of the gums, typically characterized by inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration, necrotized tissue, pain, fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, and halitosis.
TRENCH PLATE, noun. A large heavy gauge metal plate used to span holes in streets to allow vehicular traffic across the gap.
TRENCH STICK, noun. A type of baton or cane used by soldiers in military trenches, especially of the First World War, for manoeuvring and for basic combat.
TRENCH WARFARE, noun. (uncountable) Warfare in which opposing sides occupy trenches and repeatedly fire at one another; usually involving high casualty rates over a long period of time.
TRENCH WARFARE, noun. (uncountable) (by extension) (euphemistic) Fighting of any sort which offers no hope of ending soon.

Dictionary definition

TRENCH, noun. A ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth.
TRENCH, noun. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
TRENCH, noun. Any long ditch cut in the ground.
TRENCH, verb. Impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains".
TRENCH, verb. Fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp".
TRENCH, verb. Cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone".
TRENCH, verb. Set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables".
TRENCH, verb. Cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields".
TRENCH, verb. Dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench".

Wise words

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