Etymology
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trencher (n.)

"wooden platter on which to cut meat," c. 1300, from Anglo-French trenchour, Old North French trencheor "a trencher," literally "a cutting place," from Old French trenchier "to cut, carve, slice" (see trench).

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Definitions of trencher

trencher (n.)
someone who digs trenches;
trencher (n.)
a wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved;
From wordnet.princeton.edu