noun Date: 1919 a pit dug usually hastily for individual cover from enemy fire

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  • foxhole — n. (Mil.) a small pit in the ground for individual shelter against enemy fire. Syn: fox hole. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foxhole — also fox hole, O.E. fox hol “a fox s den,” from FOX (Cf. fox) + HOLE (Cf. hole). Military sense is from World War I …   Etymology dictionary

  • foxhole — ► NOUN ▪ a hole in the ground used by troops as a shelter against enemy fire or as a firing point …   English terms dictionary

  • foxhole — ☆ foxhole [fäks′hōl΄ ] n. a hole dug in the ground as a temporary protection for one or two soldiers against enemy gunfire or tanks …   English World dictionary

  • foxhole — [[t]fɒ̱kshoʊl[/t]] foxholes N COUNT A foxhole is a small hole which soldiers dig as a shelter from the enemy and from which they can shoot …   English dictionary

  • foxhole — /foks hohl /, n. a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area. [1915 20; FOX + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • foxhole — Synonyms and related words: abri, air raid shelter, antre, approach trench, asylum, bolt hole, bomb shelter, bombproof, bunker, burrow, cache, cave, cavern, communication trench, concealment, corner, countermine, coupure, cove, cover, covert,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foxhole — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pit, trench. See defense …   English dictionary for students

  • foxhole — fox|hole [ˈfɔkshəul US ˈfa:kshoul] n 1.) a hole in the ground that soldiers use to fire from or hide from the enemy 2.) a hole in the ground where a fox lives …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foxhole — n. hole or trench in the ground that is used by a soldier for protection …   English contemporary dictionary

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