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


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.


Any defense or protection.


An encroachment or infringement.

The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom. Southey.


© Webster 1913.