Definition of Trenching spade
1. Noun. A hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Trenching Spade
Literary usage of Trenching spade
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Farmer's Magazine (1851)
"The first spit, when removed with a trenching spade, will be from 10 to 12 inches deep. The trench being thus cleared of its upper surface, its subsoil is ..."
2. The Farmer's Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Technical Terms Recently by Daniel Pereira Gardner (1854)
"The trenching spade is made light and long, and is well adapted to the loose sandy soils. The first step to. improvement is generally a complete and deep ..."
3. Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800 by Donald McDonald (1908)
"The uses of the turning spade, paring spade, and the trenching spade in draining land are fully described, and the drawings of these implements are exactly ..."
4. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1826)
"The trenching spade consists of a blade of iron fifteen inches long, anda handle of two feet. The laborer standing in the last formed trench, with his left ..."