Trench

[ trench ]
/ trɛntʃ /

noun

Richard Chen·e·vix [shen-uh-vee] /ˈʃɛn ə vi/,1807–86, English clergyman and scholar, born in Ireland.

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British Dictionary definitions for richard trench

trench
/ (trɛntʃ) /

noun

a deep ditch or furrow
a ditch dug as a fortification, having a parapet of the excavated earth

verb

to make a trench in (a place)
(tr) to fortify with a trench or trenches
to slash or be slashed
(intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or verge
See also trenches

Word Origin for trench

C14: from Old French trenche something cut, from trenchier to cut, from Latin truncāre to cut off
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Scientific definitions for richard trench

trench
[ trĕnch ]

A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor. Trenches form when one tectonic plate slides beneath another plate at a subduction zone. The Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific east of the Philippines, is the deepest known trench (10,924 m or 35,831 ft) and the deepest area in the ocean.
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