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trench

 
 
pronunciation:
trench
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep, narrow ditch.
We dug a trench for a pipe from the gas tank to the house.
definition 2: a ditch that is packed on one side with the dirt dug from it, used as shelter and a place of protection from enemy fire.
The trench saved the soldiers from the enemy's bullets.
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