Translation of trench in Spanish:

trench

zanja, n.

Pronunciation: /trɛn(t)ʃ//trɛn(t)ʃ/

noun

  • 1

    (ditch)
    zanja feminine
    • A deep trench, which was obvious to an adult, had been dug in the grassland by the defendant as part of the development.
    • It takes guts to take on a whole range of obstacles including dunes, wadis, muddy chotts and deep trenches.
    • They set the asparagus roots 6 to 8 inches deep in the trench and covered the crowns with 2 inches of compost.
    • The end of the trench should have a deeper area which is used to rake hot ash and embers into.
    • In the morning there was a trench about four feet deep with perfectly straight sides that ran halfway down the block.
    • Near one of their bore-wells, there was a deep trench in which run-off flowed during the monsoon.
    • In Paternoster Row, near the top of the hill, it was laid in a deep trench to help reduce the gradient.
    • It also allows the tracks of the excavator to remain parallel to the trench for efficient repositioning.
    • If the plastic is buried too deep into the trench, it can't be pulled up easily by hand, and if it's buried too shallow, it pulls out with the wind.
    • This feature conceals a deep trench and a retaining wall that protect the building from errant drivers.
    • Waterford City Council has granted permission for the work, though the trench is in a zone of archaeological potential listed in the council's own development plan.
    • On the floor, in the corner, is a small pit and a trench about six inches deep.
    • Although the analyses were undertaken in trenches parallel to the detrital-authigenic boundary, no decrease in ages was detected within the overgrowth.
    • One such spot is the Labyrinth, where deep trenches are carved into Wright Valley, a relatively ice-free area of the continent.
    • This reduces repositioning time by allowing the tracks to remain parallel to the trench.
    • There's the 16th green with a deep trench through its middle.
    • The trench should be deep enough to cover the plants' roots and crown (the point at which roots and stem meet) and long enough to hold all the plants.
    • ‘The trench is not deep and is at a high point of the pass,’ he pointed out.
    • This was the only way to let new trust grow across a deep trench between the erstwhile perpetrators and their victims.
    • The discovery of the ruins came after a mudslide flushed out a deep trench nearly two-kilometers long and 25-meters wide through rice fields late last month.
  • 2

    Military
    trinchera feminine
    • He thinks to himself that, if it were not for war, he would not be about to go off and kill the fellow just like himself in the trenches on the other side of no man's land, but would be sitting down and having a drink with the man.
    • The first line of trenches was called front line trenches.
    • There were several lines of trenches dug into the area outside the armory, stretching from the pavement all across the hundred yards of lawn to the barricaded doors.
    • We somehow took the second line of the German trenches.
    • While he managed to fight as far as the fourth line of trenches, by 3.30 pm practically his whole battalion had been wiped out by German artillery.
    • Each night more men withdrew in silence until only two hundred and fifty soldiers maintained the front line of trenches where a hundred and thirty thousand had previously defended.
    • Usually about six feet wide and seven feet deep, the trenches were guarded by barbed wire and machine-gun posts.
    • British gunfire should have destroyed the barbed wire defences in front of the German trenches, but it had not, as the men found out when they crawled and ran towards the German lines.
    • To compound whatever he saw or experienced in the trenches of the First World War, the man was an alcoholic and a drug addict.
    • The twentieth century was a dark century, born in the trenches of the First World War and coming of age in the concentration camps of the Holocaust.
    • Belgian highway construction uncovered a nearly intact system of trenches and the remains of seven soldiers of the War to End All Wars.
    • Tolkien was said to have based the battle scenes on his own experiences in the trenches of the First World War.
    • The often bestial conditions in the trenches of the First World War were thought to have permitted the manufacture of only the crudest items.
    • My father was a soldier of the Great War, fighting in the trenches of France because of a shot fired in a city he'd never heard of called Sarajevo.
    • My dad never knew his own dad - he was killed in the trenches during the First World War but I have never heard a bitter word uttered by my dad towards the German nation.
    • The youth's regiment relieved a command that had manned a series of trenches along a line of woods.
    • He's been in the trenches on a lot of issues, like veterans care.
    • Back in the trenches, he offered a prize to the first platoon to kick its football up to the German trenches on the day of the attack.
    • During their four years of occupation, the Germans had created four successive, mutually supporting defensive lines, linked by trenches and interlocking arcs of fire.
    • But, you know, we've been in the trenches on a number of issues that are important to communities all across this country.
    • They should be, therefore, installed as soon as foxholes are dug and expanded into trenches or commander's observation posts are erected.
    • After art school he served in the trenches throughout the First World War, an experience which produced one of his major works and left him with a lifelong interest in warfare and soldiers.
    • The fact that it is also set in the trenches of the First World War only helps.
    • By Christmas 1914, the front had ossified into a continuous line of trenches from the North Sea to the Swiss border.
    • Turner continued leading his men over three lines of hostile trenches, cleaning up each one as they advanced.
    • We all found him a very entertaining fellow, as he helped us pass the long, boring hours in the trenches of France.
    • As a sniper, he spent most of his time between the lines of trenches, in ‘No Man's Land ’, hunting other snipers.
    • In evocative detail William's diary describes the first time he went over the top of the trenches on June 28, 1915.
    • Later in the day, the army dug out fresh trenches and put large concrete slabs in front of them so they could never be moved by bare hands alone.
    • The plaque commemorates some 600 Dawson men who went off to fight in the trenches of France and Belgium.
    • On battlefields dominated by machine guns and artillery, men at the front huddled in deep trenches or other battle positions.
    • Somewhere over that gentle rise were their own trenches and, a little farther, the trenches of the Army.
    • Half a mile out of Maricourt, we crossed the line of the British trenches.
    • Instead, I chose a collection of 300 World War I letters written from the trenches, tents and field hospitals of Flanders.
    • My dad served in the trenches in the First World War and my mum's brother was killed on the Somme.
    • The enemy had returned to the bunker by means of connecting trenches from other emplacements and the platoon was again halted by devastating fire.
    • The family story is that he died because of the chronic effects of being gassed in the trenches of France in World War I.
    • It was not until the spring of 1918 that angel rumours were again spread through the elaborate grapevine that had developed in the trenches of the Western Front.
    • In places, the Canadian and German soldiers were less than 25 metres from one another on the front line trenches.
    • My great uncles fought in the trenches in the first world war and my father's generation were involved in the second world war.
    • I stood in a deep trench with members of various companies waiting for the whistle to jump out and low crawl to the barbed wire.
    • Getting decent hot food from the field kitchens to the front line trenches could be impossible when a battle was either imminent or in full flow.
    • The frontline trenches are preserved, and you can see just how close the fighters were - literally a grenade's throw apart.
    • The number of trenches and sandbagged gun positions has tripled in two weeks.
    • The battles in the trenches were long and resulted in much more loss of life while the naval battles in most cases helped bring about the end of the war.
    • It's like the troops appearing from the trenches on Christmas Day for a quick game of football before the sun sets and they return to their killing posts.
    • The logic behind this was so that the artillery guns would destroy the German trenches and barbed wire placed in front of the trenches.
    • In the trenches during the First World War, two foot-soldiers come upon the unconscious figure of an officer.
    • The military failure in Gallipoli had pushed the emphasis of the war back to the Western Front - to the trenches and the lack of movement.
    • And, much to the horror of the ground commanders of World War I, they suddenly realised that the Germans had three rather than the accepted two lines of trenches.
    • They dug trenches, emplaced minefields and strung concertina wire.
    • It was famously sung in the trenches of the First World War by Welsh regiments to keep their spirits up, and it's a firm favourite with Welsh rugby crowds.
    • Uncle Charlie had been in the trenches in the First World War and come back ‘shell shocked.’