fox hole

foxhole

[foks-hohl]
noun
a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area.

Origin:
1915–20; fox + hole

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foxhole (ˈfɒksˌhəʊl)
 
n
military a small pit dug during an action to provide individual shelter against hostile fire

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foxhole
O.E. fol-hol a foxs den, from fox + hole. Military sense is from World War I.
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