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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrenchment  \In*trench"ment\,  n.  [From  {Intrench}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  intrenching  or  the  state  of  being  intrenched. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  Any  defensive  work  consisting  of  at  least  a  trench 
  or  ditch  and  a  parapet  made  from  the  earth  thrown  up  in 
  making  such  a  ditch. 
 
  On  our  side  we  have  thrown  up  intrenchments  on 
  Winter  and  Prospect  Hills.  --Washington. 
 
  3.  Any  defense  or  protection. 
 
  4.  An  encroachment  or  infringement. 
 
  The  slight  intrenchment  upon  individual  freedom. 
  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intrenchment 
  n  :  an  entrenched  fortification;  a  position  protected  by 
  trenches  [syn:  {entrenchment}] 




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