- a wooden board or platter on which to carve or serve meat
- food served on a trencher
- a supply of food
Origin of trencherMiddle English ; from Old French trencheor ; from trenchier: see trench
a person who digs trenches
One that digs trenches.
- A wooden board or platter on which food is carved or served.
- A piece of stale bread shaped or cut to serve as a plate for eating meals in the Middle Ages.
Origin of trencherMiddle English trenchur, from Anglo-Norman trenchour, from trencher, to cut, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trincare; see trench.