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foxhole

noun [C]     /ˈfɒks.həʊl/ US  /ˈfɑːks.hoʊl/
a small hole dug in the ground during a war or military attack , used by a small group of soldiers as a base for shooting at the enemy and as a shelter from attack → Compare trenchSafe and enclosed spacesFortifications
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