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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRENCHER

Tom was up now, saw it was the master, and touched his trencher.

If you're eating for honour, you mustn't leave anything on the trencher.'

One of the most important articles for setting the table was the trencher.

The trencher on his tressel was empty; and he had not wherewithal to re-fill it.

Trencher, looking slantwise to the south, could see them plainly.

But Trencher had quit looking that way and was looking another way.

Moreover, this person was staring directly in Trencher's direction.

For the moment it was this hundredth man Trencher would have to fear.

"Crowd chasing a pickpocket, I imagine," said Trencher indifferently.

Say, listen, Trencher, you might as well come clean with me.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "wooden platter on which to cut meat," from Anglo-French trenchour, from Old North French trencheor "a trencher," literally "a cutting place," from Old French trenchier "to cut" (see trench).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRENCHER

plate

noundish or meal served
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