Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

entrenching tool

noun
Origin of entrenching tool
1765-1775
1765-75

intrenching tool

or entrenching tool

noun
1.
a small, collapsible spade used by a soldier in the field for digging foxholes and the like.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for entrenching-tool
Historical Examples
  • So I used the helve of an entrenching-tool and the stalks of the willow undergrowth.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for entrenching tool

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for entrenching

17
21
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for entrenching-tool