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foxhole

[foks-hohl] /ˈfɒksˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; fox + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for fox hole

foxhole

/ˈfɒksˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
(military) a small pit dug during an action to provide individual shelter against hostile fire
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Word Origin and History for fox hole

foxhole

n.

also fox-hole, Old English fox-hol "a fox's den," from fox (n.) + hole (n.). Military sense is from World War I.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fox hole

foxhole

noun

A hole in which one conceals oneself, esp one dug for that purpose by a soldier (WWII armed forces)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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