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English definition of “trencher”

trencher

noun [C] uk   /ˈtren.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
Australian English a black hat with a square, flat top, worn on formal occasions by some teachers and students at college or university, and in the past by some school teachers
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Things worn to cover the head, face or neck
in the past, a flat, wooden dish used to serve foodDishes, bowls, cups and glasses
(Definition of trencher from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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