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slit trench

noun

  1. a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire and fragmentation bombs.
  2. a foxhole.


slit trench

noun

  1. military a narrow trench dug for the protection of a small number of people


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Word History and Origins

Origin of slit trench1

First recorded in 1940–45
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Example Sentences

Guys are quick to tell me about accidentally crapping in their pants at night because they couldn’t use a flashlight to see where the slit trench was.

From Time

The opposite bank was manned by Germans, and in the darkness Deane-Drummond fell into a slit trench on top of a German soldier.

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