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posthole

[pohst-hohl] /ˈpoʊstˌhoʊl/
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 of posthole
1695-1705
1695-1705; post1 + hole
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  • The sides of this, as of all of them, large or small, were as smooth and hard as if made with a posthole digger or a boring tool.

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