Slit Trench


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Slit Trench

 

a short trench dug 1.5–2 m deep and designed to provide shelter during a nuclear explosion, an artillery bombardment, an air raid, or a tank attack. A slit trench may adjoin a fire trench and may be open at the top or have a splinter-proof covering made of wood and sod.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The slit trench he was in during the bombardment had received a direct hit.
Next year, cut still another slit trench farther in till each tree is concentrating root growth in an easily removed root ball about a foot and a half to two feet across and as much deep.
One of the medics accompanied me back to the slit trench to have a look at Mac.
Insert into a slit trench until the top is level with surrounding soil.
In early, October take cuttings approximately 6- 15 inches long, dip the base in rooting hormone and bury all but the top 2-3 inches in a slit trench.
Furious John, who served in World War II, said: "I have spent more comfortable nights in a slit trench.
For the cuttings bed, choose a place in the garden shaded from the midday sun but open and airy, digging a slit trench about eight inches deep to take the prepared cuttings.
You'd dig a slit trench round the edge of a field, you'd have a Bren gun or something in position.
Make a slit trench and line the base with gritty sand or fine soil.
Take them from low down the plant, dip the bottoms in rooting hormone and bury all but the top 5-8cm in a slit trench.
It advised families to shelter in a covered slit trench.