[ pohst-hohl ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌhoʊl /


a hole dug in the earth for setting in the end of a post, as for a fence.
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.

Nearby words

  1. posthaste,
  2. postheat,
  3. posthepatitic cirrhosis,
  4. posthioplasty,
  5. posthitis,
  6. posthole digger,
  7. postholith,
  8. posthumous,
  9. posthypnotic,
  10. posthypnotic suggestion

Origin of posthole

First recorded in 1695–1705; post1 + hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for post-hole



1703, from post (n.1) + hole (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper