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trench warfare

noun
1.
combat in which each side occupies a system of protective trenches.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for trench war-fare

trench warfare

noun
1.
a type of warfare in which opposing armies face each other in entrenched positions
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trench warfare definition


Warfare marked by slow wearing down of the opposing forces and piecemeal gains at heavy cost. The term applies especially to World War I.

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