Trench

A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground. Trenches are generally defined by being deeper than they are wide (as opposed to a wider gully or ditch), and by being narrow compared to their length (as opposed to a simple hole).

Trench shoring is often used in trenchworks to protect workers and stabilize embankments.

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