Definition of slit trench in English:

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slit trench

Pronunciation: /ˈslit ˌtrenCH/


A narrow trench for a soldier or a small group of soldiers and their equipment.
Example sentences
  • The evolution of trench lines from a network of individual slit trenches was still envisaged in British, French, and American doctrine.
  • ‘Obviously, life in combat was unpleasant,’ Kameny continues, ‘digging our way across Germany, slit trench by slit trench, sleeping in them at night, using our helmets as pillows.’
  • Second, in accordance with current field engineering practices, the troops build on their positions both covered shelters and open shelters (covered slit trenches, niches, splinter-proof shields and so on).

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Syllabification: slit trench

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