entrenchment


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en·trench

(ĕn-trĕnch′) also in·trench (ĭn-)
v. en·trenched, en·trench·ing, en·trench·es also in·trenched or in·trench·ing or in·trench·es
v.tr.
1. To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
2. To fix firmly or securely: "Today managed care plans are entrenched in the economy, enrolling 61 percent of the population" (Peter T. Kilborn).
v.intr.
1. To dig or occupy a trench.
2. To encroach, infringe, or trespass.

en·trench′ment n.

entrenchment

(ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt) or

intrenchment

n
1. the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
2. (Military) a position protected by trenches
3. (Military) one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrenchment - an entrenched fortificationentrenchment - an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
retrenchment - entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

entrenchment

noun
An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations

entrenchment

[ɪnˈtrentʃmənt] N
1. (Mil) → trinchera f
2. (= establishment) [of rights, standards] → afianzamiento m

entrenchment

n (Mil) → Verschanzung f

entrenchment

[ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt] ntrincea
References in classic literature ?
Just behind it they came upon some dozens of soldiers, continually replaced by others, who ran from the entrenchment.
But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
The quarters of Monsieur were at Dompierre; the quarters of the king were sometimes at Estree, sometimes at Jarrie; the cardinal's quarters were upon the downs, at the bridge of La Pierre, in a simple house without any entrenchment.
Caesar, of course, had a little place at Walton - a camp, or an entrenchment, or something of that sort.
Either consulting their usual wary method of advancing, or admonished by the threatening attitudes of two figures, who had thrust forth the barrels of as many old muskets from behind the stone entrenchment, the new comers halted, under favour of an inequality in the ground, where a growth of grass thicker than common offered the advantage of concealment.
Near Maidstone they came on a string of eleven motor-guns of peculiar construction halted by the roadside, with a number of businesslike engineers grouped about them watching through field-glasses some sort of entrenchment that was going on near the crest of the downs.
For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
Nicholl, driven into his last entrenchments, and not able to fight personally in the cause, resolved to fight with money.
The first to fall was the Goletta, until then reckoned impregnable, and it fell, not by any fault of its defenders, who did all that they could and should have done, but because experiment proved how easily entrenchments could be made in the desert sand there; for water used to be found at two palms depth, while the Turks found none at two yards; and so by means of a quantity of sandbags they raised their works so high that they commanded the walls of the fort, sweeping them as if from a cavalier, so that no one was able to make a stand or maintain the defence.
Whether or no the sharp vigour of this sally on a weak point of Mrs Wilfer's entrenchments might have routed that heroine for the time, is rendered uncertain by the arrival of a flag of truce in the person of Mr George Sampson: bidden to the feast as a friend of the family, whose affections were now understood to be in course of transference from Bella to Lavinia, and whom Lavinia kept-- possibly in remembrance of his bad taste in having overlooked her in the first instance--under a course of stinging discipline.
Can we actually expect things to improve when we are in a completely captive, minority position, represented by former Xerox directors who engineered this entire entrenchment scheme?
He blamed ODM rivals for the allegations saying the claims are meant to divert the party's attention from the struggle for electoral justice and against the entrenchment of autocratic rule.