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ⓘ Ditch. For use of the ditch as obstacles for horses, see ditch obstacle A ditch is created to channel water and can be described as a small or moderate depressi ..




Ditch
                                     

ⓘ Ditch

For use of the ditch as obstacles for horses, see ditch obstacle

A ditch is created to channel water and can be described as a small or moderate depression. A ditch can be used for drainage, to drain water from low-lying areas, alongside roadways or fields, or to channel water from a more distant source for plant irrigation. A trench can be defined as a long narrow ditch.

Ditches are commonly seen around farmland, especially in areas that have required drainage, such as The Fens in the UK and the pro-water management The Netherlands.

Roadside ditches can provide a hazard to motorists, especially in poor weather conditions.

                                     

1. Fortification

In military engineering and fortification, a distinction is made between a ditch and a trench. A ditch is a barrier, designed to slow down or break up an attacking force, while a trench is a cover, intended to provide protection to the defenders. In Medieval fortification, a ditch was often constructed in front of a defensive wall. When filled with water, such a defensive ditch is called a moat. Today ditches are of no importance as an obstacle for persons, but are still often used as anti-vehicle obstacles.

                                     
  • continental Europe. Henges have a ring bank and ditch They are not thought to be primarily defensive, because their ditch is inside the wall or rampart. For defence
  • Sassafras River Smyrna River White Clay Creek Agricultural Ditch Sussex County, Delaware Ake Ditch Sussex County, Delaware Alapocas Run New Castle County
  • A trench is a long, narrow ditch Trench warfare has often been used in defense. Entrenched soldiers can be somewhat safe from enemy fire. Trench warfare
  • The sea is part of the south Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes called The Ditch by Australians and New Zealanders. This short article about a place or feature
  • the road began as a defensive ditch that was later filled in and converted into a road, or possibly a defensive ditch ran alongside the road for at least
  • Devil s Dyke, or Devil s Ditch is an earthwork in Cambridgeshire, England. A few parts of Bronze Age broken pots have been found there. This short article
  • stand at the south and west of the ring. The stones are set in a circular ditch up to 3 metres 9.8 ft deep, 9 metres 30 ft wide and 380 metres 1, 250 ft
  • considerable construction. The dyke consists or consisted of a ditch and a bank. The ditch is on the west of the bank. This suggests it was meant to keep
  • completion, it was the largest navigation canal in the world. The Big Ditch as it is sometimes known, consists of the rivers Irwell and Mersey made