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A long, narrow channel dug in the ground, used for irrigation or drainage, as a boundary or as part of a defensive barrier.

Roman Ditch (Non-Preferred)


Related Terms

Term Note
BANK (EARTHWORK) Linear or curvilinear construction of earth, turf and stone, often, but not always accompanied by a ditch. Use specific type where known.
OUTWORKS A series of defensive features, such as walls, banks and ditches, which protect a building or settlement.
TOWN DITCH A ditch which forms part of a defensive barrier around a town.
TRENCH A long, narrow excavation used as a means of concealment or protection, or to insert pipes or other features into the ground. Linked Data resource