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Trencher   /trˈɛntʃər/   Listen
Trencher

noun
1.
Someone who digs trenches.
2.
A wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved.






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"Trencher" Quotes from Famous Books



... he enjoyed himself amazingly, and made more marks than ever on the white tablecloth—for he began jumping about like a pea on a trencher, in order to make his particularly ...
— Types of Children's Literature • Edited by Walter Barnes

... King, Archbishop of Dublin, having invited several persons of distinction to dine with him, had, amongst a great variety of dishes, a fine leg of mutton and caper sauce; but the doctor, who was not fond of butter, and remarkable for preferring a trencher to a plate, had some of the abovementioned pickle introduced dry for his use; which, as he was mincing, he called aloud to the company to observe him; "I here present you, my lords and gentlemen," said he, "with a sight that may henceforward ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Volume 19. Issue 539 - 24 Mar 1832 • Various



Words linked to "Trencher" :   digger, trench, board



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