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slit trench

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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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