a person who digs ditches.
a person who ditches.
ditchdigger ( def 3 ).

1350–1400; Middle English dicher. See ditch, -er1

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ditch (dɪtʃ)
1.  a narrow channel dug in the earth, usually used for drainage, irrigation, or as a boundary marker
2.  any small, natural waterway
3.  (Irish) a bank made of earth excavated from and placed alongside a drain or stream
4.  informal either of the gutters at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
5.  last ditch a last resort or place of last defence
6.  to make a ditch or ditches in (a piece of ground)
7.  (intr) to edge with a ditch
8.  slang to crash or be crashed, esp deliberately, as to avoid more unpleasant circumstances: he had to ditch the car
9.  slang (tr) to abandon or discard: to ditch a girlfriend
10.  slang to land (an aircraft) on water in an emergency
11.  slang (US) (tr) to evade: to ditch the police
[Old English dīc; related to Old Saxon dīk, Old Norse dīki, Middle High German tīch dyke, pond, Latin fīgere to stick, see dyke1]

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Clean the ditch using a hand shovel, ditcher, or other suitable method.
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