Definition Of moat
a deep, wide ditch surrounding a castle, fort, or town, typically filled with water and intended as a defense against attack.
Its present appearance, a picturesque ruin surrounded by a wide moat full of water lilies, masks its serious military purpose.
surround (a place) with a moat.
a moated castle
Example Of moat
A moat of icy water separates them from civilisation.
A moated palace was built at Eltham which became a favourite home of Plantagenet monarchs during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Also includes the site of the moated palace of King Edwin and Queen Ethelburga.
An opportunity to try out grand family living in a moated farmhouse
Archers were posted on the walls of the castle, easily able to pick off any enemies that wanted to try their luck at crossing the wide moat .