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- n. Archaic spelling of entrenchment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
- n. Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth thrown up in making such a ditch.
- n. Any defense or protection.
- n. An encroachment or infringement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of intrenching.
- n. In fortification, a general term for a work consisting of a trench or ditch and a parapet (the latter formed of the earth dug from the ditch), constructed for a defense against an enemy. See cut under parapet.
- n. Figuratively, any defense or protection.
- n. Encroachment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
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