Trencher

Definition of Trencher

Trench´er
n.1.One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches.
2.A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use.
3.The table; hence, the pleasures of the table; food.
It could be no ordinary declension of nature that could bring some men, after an ingenuous education, to place their "summum bonum" upon their trenchers.
- South.
Trencher cap
the cap worn by studens at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, having a stiff, flat, square appendage at top. A similar cap used in the United States is called Oxford cap, mortar board, etc.
Trencher fly
a person who haunts the tables of others; a parasite.
Trencher friend
one who frequents the tables of others; a sponger.
- L'Estrange.
Trencher mate
a table companion; a parasite; a trencher fly.
- Hooker.

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