Intrenchment

Definition of Intrenchment

In`trench´ment
n.1.The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
2.(Mil.) Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth thrown up in making such a ditch.
On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills.
- Washington.
3.Any defense or protection.
4.An encroachment or infringement.
The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom.
- Southey.

Related Words

entrenchment, fortification, munition, retrenchment, trench
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