A knife or fork with horizontal handles does not sit naturally in the curved structure of a trencher or a pottage bowl.
We have three trencher bowls, and another larger one in which all the food is placed.
If you're eating for honour, you mustn't leave anything on the trencher.'
As if the entrance of Mr. Brandon had been the signal for him to bolt, he put on his trencher and turned to the door.
One of the most important articles for setting the table was the trencher.
If he ate alone, he had a book by his trencher of dry bread rarely garnished with relishes.
Now the tall man, the one conspicuously dressed, had been trencher.
But trencher had quit looking that way and was looking another way.
"Crowd chasing a pickpocket, I imagine," said trencher indifferently.
I feel like eating all that myself;' and, trencher on knee, they dined with real backwood appetites.
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).