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

Definition of posthole

: a hole dug for a post

Examples of posthole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magazine reviewers were generally favorable to the first Bronco, but there’s a reason the truck became a rural workhorse with an accessories catalog full of snowplows and posthole diggers. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, "Why the 2021 Ford Bronco is Kind of a Big Deal," 12 July 2020 Nearby, the remains of postholes mark the ghostly outlines of two longhouses. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Aerial radar turns up a Viking ship in a farmer’s field," 3 Dec. 2019 For more than an hour, the three humans dig postholes in the hard dirt, put up a fence and prepare the goats’ meal. Rachel Manteuffel, Washington Post, "Using goats to clear land is ‘way more labor-intensive than anyone can imagine’," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of posthole

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Posthole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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