[foks-hohl] /ˈfɒksˌhoʊl/

a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area.
(military) a small pit dug during an action to provide individual shelter against hostile fire

also fox-hole, Old English fox-hol “a fox’s den,” from fox (n.) + hole (n.). Military sense is from World War I.


A hole in which one conceals oneself, esp one dug for that purpose by a soldier (WWII armed forces)


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