retrenchment


retrenchment

noun

  1. the act of retrenching; a cutting down or off, as by the reduction of expenses.
  2. Fortification. an interior work that cuts off a part of a fortification from the rest, and to which a garrison may retreat.

noun

  1. the act of reducing expenditure in order to improve financial stability
  2. an extra interior fortification to reinforce outer walls
n.

“action of lopping off or pruning,” c.1600, from obsolete French retrenchement “a cutting off or out,” from retrencher (see retrench (v.2)). Military sense is recorded from 1580s; see retrench (v.1).

n.

  1. The cutting away of superfluous tissue.

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