In fortification, a ditch is an excavation made round the works, from which the earth required for the construction of the rampart and parapet is obtained. Ditches are of two kinds: wet and dry.
Related term(s): Fortification; Rampart; Parapet; Bastion; Bastion, Demi; Castle
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 136.