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Definition of Moat

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protective body of water surrounding a town or fortress, wide trench filled with water that surrounds a castle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To surround with a moat.
A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
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\moat\ (?), n. [of. mote hill, dike, bank, f. motte clod, turf: cf. sp. & pg. mota bank or mound of earth, it. motta clod, ll. mota, motta, a hill on which a fort is built, an eminence, a dike, prov. g. mott bog earth heaped up; or perh. f. motte, and of. mote, are from a ll. p. p. of l. movere to move (see move). the name of moat, properly meaning, bank or mound, was transferred to the ditch adjoining: cf. f. dike and ditch.] (fort.) a deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
\moat\, v. t. to surround with a moat.

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A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
WordNet 2.0

1. ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
(synonym) fosse
(hypernym) trench
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The ditch surrounding a castle or fortification, generally filled with water, to deter besieging forces from access to the walls. 
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water-filled ditch around the castle. A body of water around the castle.
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A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that surrounds a castle, fortification, building or town, historically to provide it with a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In older fortifications, such as hillforts, they are usually referred to simply as ditches, although the function is similar. In later periods, moats or water defences may be largely ornamental.

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Nickname for the gutter
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A deep, wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.