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Meaning of moat

moat

Pronunciation: (mōt), [key]
— n.
  1. a deep, wide trench, usually filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle.
  2. any similar trench, as one used for confining animals in a zoo.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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