- 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
- 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 trincāre ; see trench .
One that digs trenches.