trench warfare


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trench warfare

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(Military) a type of warfare in which opposing armies face each other in entrenched positions
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Noun1.trench warfare - a struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win; "the hope that his superior campaigning skills would make a difference evaporated in the realization that electioneering had become a form of trench warfare"
warfare, war - an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
2.trench warfare - a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other; "instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare"
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
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trench warfare

nguerra di trincea
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