slit trench
noun Date: 1942 a narrow trench especially for shelter in battle from bomb and shell fragments

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slit trench — slit′ trench n. for a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • slit trench — n. a narrow, relatively shallow trench for protecting a soldier from shellfire, bombs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • slit trench — noun narrow trench for shelter in battle • Hypernyms: ↑trench * * * noun Etymology: slit (III) : a usually narrow and relatively shallow trench dug for individual protection during combat especially against bomb and shell fragments compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slit trench — /ˈslɪt trɛntʃ/ (say slit trench) noun 1. Also, slitty. Military a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire and shrapnel. 2. → foxhole (def. 2). 3. any narrow trench, especially one used in the field as a temporary… …   Australian English dictionary

  • slit trench — 1. a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire and fragmentation bombs. 2. a foxhole. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • slit trench — noun a narrow trench for a soldier or a small group of soldiers and their equipment …   English new terms dictionary

  • slit — n. & v. n. 1 a long straight narrow incision. 2 a long narrow opening comparable to a cut. v.tr. (slitting; past and past part. slit) 1 make a slit in; cut or tear lengthwise. 2 cut into strips. Phrases and idioms: slit eyed having long narrow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trench — n. 1) to dig a trench 2) a slit trench 3) (misc.) in the trenches (during World War I) * * * [trentʃ] a slit trench to dig a trench (misc.) in the trenches (during World War I) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trench — Synonyms and related words: Bassalia, abri, abysm, abyss, abyssal zone, adit, air raid shelter, approach, approach trench, aqueduct, arroyo, barge in, bathyal zone, benthos, bomb shelter, bombproof, bore, bottom, bottom glade, bottom waters,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trench — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. ditch, fosse, dugout; furrow. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ditch, rut, hollow, gully, depression, gutter, tube, furrow, drainage canal, creek, moat, dike (British), drain, channel, main, gorge, gulch,… …   English dictionary for students

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