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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
1695-1705
1695-1705; post1 + hole
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  • The sharp-pointed shovel can be used for digging a narrow deep hole, but a posthole digger or manual auger is more efficient.
  • Digs postholes with spade, posthole digger or power-driven auger.
  • Sets metal or wooden post in upright position in posthole.
  • Some harvesters prefer a posthole digger to a shovel.
  • Weed control mat shall be placed to provide a snug fit around the guardrail post, completely covering the posthole opening.
  • Refer to the floor plans for the correct posthole spacing, then layout the position of the postholes on the base.
  • posthole auger, posthole digger, and posthole breaker bar for preparing new postholes and resetting posts.
  • Based on information provided during consultation, it is presumed that the tooth was intentionally placed in the posthole.
  • Post hole auger, posthole digger, and posthole breaker bar for preparing new postholes and resetting posts.
  • Several augers are available which include bucket and posthole augers.

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