Ditch

Definition of Ditch

n.1.A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
2.Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
v. t.1.To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
[imp. & p. p. Ditched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ditching.]
2.To surround with a ditch.
3.To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
v. i.1.To dig a ditch or ditches.

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