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trenchnoun

uk   us   /trentʃ/
[C] a narrow hole that is dug into the ground: A workman was killed when the sides of the trench he was working in collapsed. [C usually plural] a deep hole dug by soldiers and used as a place from which they can attack the enemy while being hidden: the trenches of the First World War trench warfare
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Translations of “trench”
in Arabic خَنْدَق…
in Korean 참호…
in Malaysian parit pelindung…
in French tranchée…
in Turkish hendek, siper…
in Italian fosso, solco, trincea…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壕溝, 溝渠, 戰壕,塹壕…
in Russian канава, траншея…
in Polish rów…
in Vietnamese rãnh, mương…
in Spanish trinchera…
in Portuguese vala, trincheira…
in Thai คู…
in German der (Schützen-)Graben…
in Catalan rasa, trinxera…
in Japanese 溝, 堀, 塹壕(ざんごう)…
in Indonesian parit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 壕沟, 沟渠, 战壕,堑壕…
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