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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ditch  \Ditch\  (?;  224),  n.;  pl  {Ditches}.  [OE.  dich,  orig.  the 
  same  word  as  dik.  See  {Dike}.] 
  1.  A  trench  made  in  the  earth  by  digging,  particularly  a 
  trench  for  draining  wet  land,  for  guarding  or  fencing 
  inclosures,  or  for  preventing  an  approach  to  a  town  or 
  fortress.  In  the  latter  sense  it  is  called  also  a  {moat} 
  or  a  {fosse}. 
 
  2.  Any  long,  narrow  receptacle  for  water  on  the  surface  of 
  the  earth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fosse  \Fosse\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  fossa,  fr  fodere  fossum,  to 
  dig.] 
  1.  (Fort.)  A  ditch  or  moat. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  See  {Fossa}. 
 
  {Fosse  road}.  See  {Fosseway}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fosse 
  n  :  a  ditch  dug  as  a  fortification  and  usually  filled  with  water 
  [syn:  {moat}] 




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