Pronunciation: (dich'dig"ur), [key]
1. a worker whose occupation is digging ditches, esp. with pick and shovel.
2. a person engaged in exhausting manual work, esp. work that requires little or no originality.
3. Also called ditcher, trencher. a power excavating machine designed to remove earth in a continuous line and to a predetermined width and depth, as by means of a rotating belt equipped with scoops.
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