[ UK /mˈə‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈmoʊt/ ]
  1. ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
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How To Use moat In A Sentence

  • Their models are forts and castles, moats and drawbridges.
  • This would connect the castle to a roadway usually across a moat or ditch.
  • I'm now living on an island surrounded by a moat.
  • They are set in the middle of a moated mound which encloses a large area - once kitchen gardens.
  • The never completed keep is a great round tower divided by a moat from the inner curtain that curves inward to avoid it.
  • Also includes the site of the moated palace of King Edwin and Queen Ethelburga.
  • With its mellow stonework and battlemented towers, mirrored on the surface of a broad moat skimmed on a summer day by turquoise dragonflies, Bodiam is everybody's idea of what a castle should look like. The House Impregnable
  • This limestone wave was shown to be one of a great series, running parallel with the Alps, and constituting an undulatory district, chiefly composed of chalk beds, separated from the higher limestone district of the Jura and Lias by a long trench or moat, filled with members of the tertiary series -- chiefly nummulite limestones and flysch. On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature
  • Christine and I came and piled a huge mound of sand for a castle, adding turrets and walls and digging a moat that filled anew with every wave that reached it.
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