Definition of foxhole
: a pit dug usually hastily for individual cover from enemy fire
Recent Examples of foxhole from the Web
Seventy years later Lawrence’s helmet was unearthed in an old foxhole by Felix de Klein, who has discovered a slew of relics from the Market Garden battlefield.
Outnumbered by more than 3-to-1, many of the Americans died in their foxholes.
Here's a middle 30s-year-old man jumping in and out of foxholes.
According to his Medal of Honor citation, Nininger repeatedly forced his way into the enemy's position, attacking with his rifle and hand grenades to kill Japanese snipers and soldiers in several foxholes.
Josiah Benator was evacuated to the 198th General Hospital in Paris, France after a German mortar shell hit next to his foxhole.
Did your uncle, the family's military hero, really rescue two fellow soldiers trapped in that foxhole in Vietnam?
Hamen remembered scolding his son, who eventually graduated from Lakota High School, for digging foxholes all over the place.
People think they’ll be handed a gun, sent to the desert and plopped in a foxhole.
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First Known Use of foxhole
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Definition of foxhole for English Language Learners
: a hole dug for a soldier to sit or lie in for protection from the enemy
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