Trencher meaning

trĕnchər
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A wooden board or platter on which food is carved or served.
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A piece of stale bread shaped or cut to serve as a plate for eating meals in the Middle Ages.
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One that digs trenches.
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A wooden board or platter on which to carve or serve meat.
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A person who digs trenches.
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(archaic) A long plate on which food is served and\or cut.
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One who trenches; especially, one who cuts or digs ditches.
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A machine for digging trenches.
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Origin of trencher

  • Middle English trenchur from Anglo-Norman trenchour from trencher to cut perhaps from Vulgar Latin trincāre trench

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English < Anglo-Norman trenchour < Old Northern French trencheor (French tranchoir), from trenchier (“to cut, to carve"). See trench (verb).

    From Wiktionary