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entrenchment

[ en-trench-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈtrɛntʃ mənt /
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noun
the act of entrenching.
an entrenched position.
Usually entrenchments. an earth breastwork or ditch for protection against enemy fire.
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Origin of entrenchment

First recorded in 1580–90; entrench + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM entrenchment

re·en·trench·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for entrenchment

entrenchment

intrenchment

/ (ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt) /

noun
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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