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dugout:

see canoecanoe
, long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends originally used by most peoples. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
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dugout

[′dəg‚au̇t]
(ordnance)
Underground shelter built to protect troops, ammunition, and material from gunfire.

dugout

A primitive shelter, often consisting of an excavation in a bank of sloping terrain that is roofed with bark laid over a pole framework, then covered with sod; also see half-dugout.
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We have always wanted the dug-outs to be positioned on the stand side, away from the social club," added Glenn.
Warnock agreed, saying: "There should be a security man employed at every ground to safeguard the away dug-out.
The Frenchman fears players and coaches on the touchline are at risk of attack also because dug-outs are too small to protect them.
It was close to being a bad incident, not just with Georgios but with personnel sitting in the dug-out so we feel fortunate that more damage wasn't done.
But if the pair of them had spent the match sitting, like good boys, in their dug-outs, then the ugly face-off would not have happened.
As fans saw earlier this week the required work has now been completed with the home dug-out moved approximately 15 yards closer to the Cock & Bear Stand.
He finished officiating the game with a plaster on his head, but Villa will ban for life the culprit after the incident by the away dug-out.
Sky Blues supremo Bryan Richardson said referee Jeff Winter was guilty of making a ``serious error of judgement'' in dismissing the City boss from the dug-out during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.
Loudmouthed fans sitting behind the dug-out - or indeed anywhere in the stadium - should be gagged before a ball is kicked (this would also work on those who continue to sing sectarian and/or offensive songs).
That will cost him an automatic three-match ban but there could be more serious repercussions over his clash with fourth official Clive Wilkes by the Villa dug-out.