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

Definition of posthole

: a hole dug for a post

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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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The first known use of posthole was in 1703

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