intrenchment definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic spelling of entrenchment.
    • The work of intrenching or even the condition of being intrenched.
    • Any protective work consisting of at the least a trench or ditch and a parapet made of our planet thrown up for making such a ditch.
    • Any protection or security.
    • An encroachment or violation.
    • The act of intrenching.
    • In fortification, a general term for a-work consisting of a trench or ditch and a parapet (the latter formed associated with planet dug from ditch), built for a defense against an enemy. See cut-under parapet.
    • Figuratively, any defense or security.
    • Encroachment.
    • an entrenched fortification; a situation shielded by trenches

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