entrenchment


noun

  1. the act of entrenching.
  2. an entrenched position.
  3. Usually entrenchments. an earth breastwork or ditch for protection against enemy fire.

noun

  1. the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
  2. a position protected by trenches
  3. one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
n.

1580s, from entrench + -ment.

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