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[foks-hohl] /ˈfɒksˌhoʊl/
a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area.
Origin of foxhole
1915-20; fox + hole Unabridged
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Examples from the web for foxhole
  • 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 times.
  • He seldom is inconvenienced with visits to the media foxhole or the awards table.
  • He's the kind of guy you want in the foxhole with you.
  • When two soldiers under fire are thrown into the same foxhole, survival depends on putting any differences aside.
  • When two enemy soldiers escaped his fire and infiltrated the sector, he leaped from his foxhole, overtook and killed them.
  • It is here where great tank battles took place in the open, while hand-to-hand combat spilled from one foxhole to another.
British Dictionary definitions for foxhole


(military) a small pit dug during an action to provide individual shelter against hostile fire
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Word Origin and History for foxhole

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 foxhole



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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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