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  1. trenchesnoun

    Plural form of trench.

Wikipedia

  1. trenches

    A trench is a type of excavation or in the ground that is generally deeper than it is wide (as opposed to a wider gully, or ditch), and narrow compared with its length (as opposed to a simple hole or pit).In geology, trenches result from erosion by rivers or by geological movement of tectonic plates. In civil engineering, trenches are often created to install underground utilities such as gas, water, power and communication lines. In construction, trenches are dug for foundations of buildings, retaining walls and dams, and for cut-and-cover construction of tunnels. In archaeology, the "trench method" is used for searching and excavating ancient ruins or to dig into strata of sedimented material. In geotechnical engineering, trenches serve for locating faults and investigating deep soil properties. In trench warfare, soldiers occupy trenches to protect them against weapons fire. Trenches are dug by use of manual tools such as shovels and pickaxes, or by heavy equipment such as backhoes, trenchers and excavators. For deep trenches, the instability of steep earthen walls requires engineering and safety techniques such as shoring. Trenches are usually considered temporary structures to be backfilled with soil after construction, or abandoned after use. Some trenches are stabilized using durable materials such as concrete to create open passages such as canals and sunken roadways.

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  1. Trenches

    Trenches is a Christian metal band, formed by Haste the Day vocalist, Jimmy Ryan. The band announced their hiatus in 2010 before getting back together in early 2012.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trenches

    The earthworks by which a besieger approaches a fortified place; generally half sunk in the ground, the other half formed by the excavated earth thrown, as a parapet, to the front.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trenches

    The communications, boyaux, or zigzags, as well as the parallels or places of arms opened by besiegers against a fortification are trenches. They are from 6 to 10 feet wide and about 3 feet deep. (See Parallels, and Siege.) To mount the trenches, is to mount guard in the trenches, which is generally done in the night. To relieve the trenches, is to relieve the guard of the trenches. To scour the trenches, is to make a vigorous sally upon the guard of the trenches, force them to give way, and quit their ground, drive away the workmen, break down the parapet, till up the trenches, and spike their cannon.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trenches in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trenches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of trenches in a Sentence

  1. Michael Douglas:

    You look back at Oliver Stones’s career — Jimmy Woods in' El Salvador,' Charlie Sheen in' Platoon,' Tom Cruise in' Born On The Fourth of July,' Kevin Costner in' JFK,' Val Kilmer in' The Doors' — and every actor has probably given their best performance with Oliver Stones, because, whether it is his Vietnam mentality, he wants you in the trenches with him.

  2. Felix Chami:

    I haven't yet found the actual remains of the buildings, or other goods material that would suggest the discovery of the town itself, so far I've only been using trenches of two meters.

  3. Abu Ahmed:

    We camouflage headquarters, and cars, and dig trenches.

  4. Alfie Allen:

    To my friends : Kit, Peter, Gwen, Lena, Emilia, Nikolaj, Maisie, Carice, and especially Sophie whom I was in the trenches with for so much of this journey - I am honoured to share this with you.

  5. Jesse Ferguson:

    We are proud to have the support of these Democratic party leaders, who have been in the trenches.

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