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
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- noun A
trenchdug in a moatto allow for drainage, or as an extra obstacle for attackers.
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From French cunette, from Italian cunetta, originally lacunetta.
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