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intrenching tool

or entrenching tool

a small, collapsible spade used by a soldier in the field for digging foxholes and the like. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Conditions may require men to work in pairs, one firing while the other uses his intrenching tool.

  • He was waving a handkerchief tied to the handle of his intrenching tool.

    Kitchener's Mob James Norman Hall
  • Every man carried with him three empty sandbags and his intrenching tool.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • As soon as each soldier was in place he began burrowing with his intrenching tool.

  • The intrenching tool is a miniature pickax, one end of which resembles a large bladed hoe with a sharpened and tempered edge.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • Keep your intrenching tool free from rust, being especially careful that no rust gets into the sockets.

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