fosse

variants or foss
as in trench
a long narrow channel dug in the earth the first line of defense is a water-filled fosse that enemy troops would have to cross

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“Fosse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fosse. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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