foxhole

noun fox·hole \ ˈfäks-ˌhōl \

Definition of foxhole

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

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First Known Use of foxhole

1915


FOXHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

foxhole

noun

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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