Trench plough
Trench Trench, n. [OE. trenche, F. tranch['e]e. See {Trench}, v. t.] 1. A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

2. An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

In a trench, forth in the park, goeth she. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}, or {Trench plough}, a kind of plow for opening land to a greater depth than that of common furrows. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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