fox·​hole | \ ˈfäks-ˌhōl How to pronounce foxhole (audio) \

Definition of foxhole

: a pit dug usually hastily for individual cover from enemy fire

Examples of foxhole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So how did Smoky get into that foxhole in New Guinea? Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2014 Not bad for a four-pound Yorkshire terrier found alone in a jungle foxhole in 1944. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2014 Canup was killed on Nov. 14, 1944, while fighting in the battle for Hürtgen Forest east of the Belgian–German border when enemy artillery fire hit near his foxhole. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 11 Mar. 2022 The upsets, the foxhole triumph and the chance at an opportunity of a lifetime. Joel Lorenzi, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Mar. 2022 Doctors later likened those early, frightening pandemic days to being in a foxhole together. Evan Bush, NBC News, 15 Jan. 2022 One depicts two Korean War soldiers on watch in a frozen foxhole. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Oct. 2021 Kandahar's airstrip, where Bee was quickly put to work digging a foxhole for himself over Christmas 2001, grew into a post for tens of thousands of NATO troops, complete with Popeyes and Burger Kings and a hockey rink., 14 Aug. 2021 Two mortar rounds later landed in his foxhole during the fighting and seriously wounded him. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of foxhole

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foxhole was in 1915

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5 May 2022

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“Foxhole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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