trench war-fare

trench warfare

noun
combat in which each side occupies a system of protective trenches.

Origin:
1915–20

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trench warfare
 
n
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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