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Moat meaning

moat - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
  2. 2. To surround with a moat.
  3. 3. Trench round a castle, & c.

moat - examples of usage

  1. The situation of the knight's house was in a small island, encompassed with a vast moat, thirty feet deep and twenty feet wide, over which lay a draw- bridge.
  2. Jack, standing at the side of the moat, laughed at the giant, and said, You would grind my bones to powder?
  3. At length, overcome by numbers, and breath failing him in the struggle, he tried to throw himself out of the window into the castle- moat, but was stabbed in the back and killed.
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