ditch NOUN a narrow channel dug to hold or carry water.
VERB 1) provide with a ditch. 2) (with reference to an aircraft) bring or come down in a forced landing on the sea. 3) informal get rid of; give up.
DERIVATIVES ditcher noun.
ORIGIN Old English, related to DYKE(Cf. ↑dykey).

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