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Definition of "trench" []

  • A deep furrow or ditch. (noun)
  • A long narrow ditch embanked with its own soil and used for concealment and protection in warfare. (noun)
  • A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor. (noun)
  • To cut a trench in. (verb-transitive)
  • To fortify with trenches. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trench" in a sentence
  • "It's usually a variety of steak served with frozen vegetables and what they describe as trench fried."
  • "Below the trench is a lace negligee of barbed wire, all the barbed wire the kibbutz had in 1948, and beyond that are Egyptian tanks, just where they stopped when they could go no farther."
  • "So the only way that they could really construct what we call a trench would be actually what I call a fortification meaning they would have to build up."