Definition of Entrenching tool

1. Noun. A hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches.

Exact synonyms: Trenching Spade
Generic synonyms: Hand Shovel



Definition of Entrenching tool

1. Noun. (military) A short shovel, usually with collapsible handle, used by soldiers for digging entrenchments, foxholes etc. ¹

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Literary usage of Entrenching tool

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"There was always great In the British army the Wallace combined pick and shovel was used doubt whether the utility of a portable entrenching tool was such ..."

2. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1905)
"Moreover, in view of the growing value of the entrenching tool and the ever- decreasing opportunities for the use of the bayonet, the substitution of an ..."

3. The Russo-Japanese War: Reports from British Officers Attached to the by Great Britain War Office. General Staff, Great Britain War Office (1908)
"entrenching tool and canteen - Strapped or tied to greatcoat. ... At present the entrenching tool and canteen are tied on to the greatcoat, and sometimes to ..."

4. "Over the Top" by Arthur Guy Empey (1917)
"On the right side of the belt hung a water bottle, covered with felt; on the. left side was my bayonet and scabbard, and entrenching tool handle, ..."

5. Hunting the Hun by James Belton, Ernest Gregory Odell (1918)
"Your entrenching tool is invaluable, for when you have gained a position at night your first duty is to entrench. If you have not got the tool, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The entrenching tool is only to be used with the greatest circumspection, because of the great difficulty of getting on extended line to go forward under ..."

7. Over There and Back in Three Uniforms: Being the Experiences of an American by Joseph Shuter Smith (1918)
"A second chap explained that his entrenching tool had been carried away by a rat when he had laid it ... His name went down to buy another entrenching tool. ..."

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