posthole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

post +‎ hole

Noun[edit]

posthole ‎(plural postholes)

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  1. (archaeology) A cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone, usually much deeper than it is wide.
    • 2007 January 31, John Noble Wilford, “Village May Have Housed Builders of Stonehenge”[1], New York Times:
      Indentations in the floor were interpreted as postholes and slots that once anchored wooden furniture.

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