U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary


Entrenching tool. A small folding shovel with a multitude of field uses. (background) In World War I it was one of a series of tools shared among a squad and used to dig the trenches in which the majority of the war was fought. The early versions did not fold up and had a “T” handle.

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