Retrenchment

Definition of Retrenchment

Re`trench´ment
n.1.The act or process of retrenching; as, the retrenchment of words in a writing.
2.(Fort.) A work constructed within another, to prolong the defense of the position when the enemy has gained possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation.

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