slit trench


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slit trench

n.
A narrow shallow trench dug during combat for the protection of a single soldier or a small group of soldiers.

slit trench

n
(Military) military a narrow trench dug for the protection of a small number of people

slit′ trench`


n.
a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.slit trench - narrow trench for shelter in battle
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
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After almost bleeding to death overnight in a slit trench, he was believed to be among the dead by a New Zealand soldier who came across him and only realised his mistake when Les shouted "water".
We'd punch a hole in it, we'd hunker down in the bottom of the slit trench with a blanket over our head, light our cigarette, put it through the hole in the tin can so the ember was inside the can and then we could stand up and smoke until the cigarette was finished and just push it through and let it drop and die out inside the can.
The searing heat of the nuclear blast 40 miles away singed his eyebrows and hair as he crouched in a slit trench.
Dip the base into hormone rooting powder, make a slit trench in a well cultivated but vacant area of the garden, push the cuttings in vertically, 30cm (12in) apart and firm the soil back around them, closing the trench.
DIG: Field archaeologists Martin Brown and Rod Scott working with David Cundall and a slit trench examined.
Three lovely furry heads innocently watched him from their slit trench in the ice.
Dip the bottom of the cutting into hormone rooting liquid and then place it in a pre-prepared slit trench part-filled with sharp sand to aid drainage, so the tops of the cuttings are around 7.
Insert them into a slit trench with course sand at the base.
Make a slit trench in a well-cultivated, vacant plot by pushing a spade backwards and forwards to create a V shape in the soil, with added organic matter.
Make a slit trench in a wellcultivated, vacant plot by pushing a spade backwards and forwards to create a V shape in the soil, with added organic matter.
These can then be planted half-buried at about 10m (4ins) apart in a slit trench, perhaps with a little coarse sand in the bottom of the trench for drainage.
The researchers carried out multiple tests and calculations to work out the chances of hitting troops, ranging from 90 per cent for a soldier lying flat on open ground to just 17 per cent for one lying in a slit trench.