Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fortification: A deep trench sunk along the middle of a dry moat, to make the passage more difficult. A small drain dug along the middle of the main ditch, to receive the surface-water and keep the ditch dry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fort.) A drain trench, in a ditch or moat; -- called also cuvette.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A trench dug in a moat to allow for drainage, or as an extra obstacle for attackers.

Etymologies

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From French cunette, from Italian cunetta, originally lacunetta.

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