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 of posthole

1
First recorded in 1695–1705; post1 + hole

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