posthole

noun
post·​hole | \ ˈpōst-ˌhōl How to pronounce posthole (audio) \

Definition of posthole

: a hole dug for a post

First Known Use of posthole

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of posthole was in 1703

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