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trencher

[tren-cher] /ˈtrɛn tʃər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that digs trenches.
2.
ditchdigger (def 3).
3.
a rectangular or circular flat piece of wood on which meat, or other food, is served or carved.
4.
such a piece of wood and the food on it.
5.
Archaic. food; the pleasures of good eating.
Origin of trencher
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English trenchour something to cut with or on < Anglo-French; Middle French trencheoir. See trench, -ory2
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trencher1

/ˈtrɛntʃə/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a wooden board on which food was served or cut
2.
Also called trencher cap another name for mortarboard (sense 1)
Word Origin
C14 trenchour knife, plate for carving on, from Old French trencheoir, from trenchier to cut; see trench

trencher2

/ˈtrɛntʃə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that digs trenches
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Word Origin and History for trencher
n.

c.1300, "wooden platter on which to cut meat," from Anglo-French trenchour, from Old North French trencheor "a trencher," literally "a cutting place," from Old French trenchier "to cut" (see trench).

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