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- n. A trench dug in a moat to allow for drainage, or as an extra obstacle for attackers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A drain trench, in a ditch or moat; -- called also cuvette.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 French cunette, from Italian cunetta, originally lacunetta. (Wiktionary)