[en-trench-muh nt]


the act of entrenching.
an entrenched position.
Usually entrenchments. an earth breastwork or ditch for protection against enemy fire.

Origin of entrenchment

First recorded in 1580–90; entrench + -ment
Related formsre·en·trench·ment, noun
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the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
a position protected by trenches
one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
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Word Origin and History for entrenchment

1580s, from entrench + -ment.

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