moated moated

Definition(s):

  • (adj) protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with water

Usage(s):

  1. Tory grandee Douglas Hogg announced today that he will stand down at the next election, after billing the public purse for maintenance of his moated Lincolnshire mansion.
  2. The expenses claims ranged from hilarious to heinous, from charges for replacing a bath plug to maintaining a moated residence.
  3. Trucks, cars and motor scooters must inch around its walled and moated perimeters rather than take the logical direct route through palace grounds.

News

  • For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand

    New $10.4 million exhibit is underway to revive zoo, boost breeding of endangered birds As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be.        
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

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