a small, collapsible spade used by a soldier in the field for digging foxholes and the like.
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How to use intrenching tool in a sentence
Thus the innocent foreign-born readers are led like sheep to the shambles, and Privilege gains another intrenching-tool.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
Conditions may require men to work in pairs, one firing while the other uses his intrenching tool.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
Keep your intrenching tool free from rust, being especially careful that no rust gets into the sockets.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
The intrenching-tool is a miniature pickax, one end of which resembles a large-bladed hoe with a sharpened and tempered edge.World's War Events, Vol. I | Various
As soon as each soldier was in place he began burrowing with his intrenching tool.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines | H. Irving Hancock