In*trench"ment (?), n. [From Intrench.]

1.

The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.

2. Mil.

Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth thrown up in making such a ditch.

On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills. Washington.

3.

Any defense or protection.

4.

An encroachment or infringement.

The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom. Southey.

 

© Webster 1913.

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