Moat

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moat

[mōt]
(geology)
A ringlike depression around the base of a seamount.
A valleylike depression around the inner side of a volcanic cone, between the rim and the lava dome.
(hydrology)
A glacial channel in the form of a deep, wide trench.

Moat

A broad, deep trench, filled with water, surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress.

moat

A broad, deep trench surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress; usually filled with water.