\ ˈtrencht How to pronounce trenched (audio) \

Definition of trenched

1 : furrowed or drained by trenches
2 : provided with protective trenches

Examples of trenched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Technically, the ditches are considered Oakmont’s only water hazards, even if the fast-moving groundwater rarely remains in the trenched channels long enough to puddle. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 11 June 2016

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First Known Use of trenched

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trenched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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