from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mil., a trench hastily excavated to secure shelter from an enemy's fire.
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Roumanians worked their batteries nearer to it; whilst on the 10th their infantry occupied a natural shelter-trench, from which they were picking off the Turkish gunners in the redoubt.
When, on the afternoon of the 15th, the camp had first been pitched, only a small and hasty shelter-trench surrounded it.