a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area.

1915–20; fox + hole Unabridged
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foxhole (ˈfɒksˌhəʊl)
military a small pit dug during an action to provide individual shelter against hostile fire

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fol-hol a foxs den, from fox + hole. Military sense is from World War I.
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Example sentences
They say you should never be in a foxhole with someone braver than you.
They are in the foxhole together in bad times, and they high-five it in good
He seldom is inconvenienced with visits to the media foxhole or the awards
He's the kind of guy you want in the foxhole with you.
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