Trenches

Long, narrow, usually steep-sided cuts into the earth, as to receive pipes, wires, or footings; may also be used for defensive cuts, especially when the excavated earth is heaped in front as a barrier. For defensive cuts in which the earth is not used as added protection, use "fosses" or "moats.".

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trenches
trench
greppels Dutch
greppel Dutch
Graben German
trincheras Spanish
trinchera Spanish
fosa Spanish
foso Spanish
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Long, narrow, usually steep-sided cuts into the earth, as to receive pipes, wires, or footings; may also be used for defensive cuts, especially when the excavated earth is heaped in front as a barrier. For defensive cuts in which the earth is not used as added protection, use "fosses" or "moats."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008022. The J. Paul Getty Trust.