Definition of shelter trench
: a trench hastily constructed to secure shelter from direct fire that is usually first dug as a shallow excavation with the dirt thrown up as a parapet in front to shelter a man lying down and then if time permits is deepened as rapidly as possible until it will shelter a man standing
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