post hole

posthole

[pohst-hohl]
noun
1.
a hole dug in the earth for setting in the end of a post, as for a fence.
2.
Archaeology. an excavated hole showing by its shape and by the remains of wood or other debris that it was once filled by a post.

Origin:
1695–1705; post1 + hole

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post hole

noun
a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post [syn: posthole
posthole

noun
a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post 
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