intrenching tool

or entrenching tool

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noun

a small, collapsible spade used by a soldier in the field for digging foxholes and the like.

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Examples from the Web for entrenching tool

Historical Examples of entrenching tool

  • Every man carried with him three empty sand-bags and his intrenching-tool.

  • The intrenching-tool is a miniature pickax, one end of which resembles a large-bladed hoe with a sharpened and tempered edge.