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trench warfare

combat in which each side occupies a system of protective trenches.
Origin of trench warfare
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
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trench warfare

a type of warfare in which opposing armies face each other in entrenched positions
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a type of combat in which the enemies fight from a system trenches's 21st Century Lexicon
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trench warfare definition

Warfare marked by slow wearing down of the opposing forces and piecemeal gains at heavy cost. The term applies especially to World War I.

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