Trench"ant (?), a. [OF. trenchant, F. tranchant, p. pr. See Trench, v. t.]

1.

Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.

" Trenchant was the blade."

Chaucer.

2.

Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit.

 

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