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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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Harry's definitely got a point, maybe dug-outs should be protected a bit more.
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 used to be referees who received most stick but if you listen to Gordon Strachan, Martin O'Neill, Martin Jol, Jimmy Calderwood and others you'll realise that the worst job in the world is currently standing in front of the mouthy fans situated behind dug-outs.
We have always wanted the dug-outs to be positioned on the stand side, away from the social club," added Glenn.
The two signallers in the dug-out thought that we were hit, but we had not been touched.
When any unwelcome visitor attempted to come down the dug-out, wet wood was put on the fire and before he had come two or three steps he would be very nearly suffocated and would generally retire cursing, coughing and wiping his eyes.
Maybe dug-outs should be protected more, but how do you do it?
Brown, who doubles as a BBC radio pundit, had a say in the installing of exercise bikes beside the dug-outs at Craven Cottage for subs.
For the media it (Jackett being there) would have been an attention-seeker, and, if all the attention was on the dug-outs, I would have been very confident about our players showing their authority.
Q: Why were fans behind the dug-out giving you plenty of stick?
He added: "Stewards have to be made aware about fans approaching the dug-out.