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posthole

[pohst-hohl]
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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

First recorded in 1695–1705; post1 + hole
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Examples from the Web for posthole

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Archeological Investigations

    Gerard Fowke