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post·hole

 (pōst′hōl′)
n.
A hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post.

posthole

(ˈpəʊstˌhəʊl)
n
a hole dug in the ground to hold a post
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Noun1.posthole - a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
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2), some of these postholes have been shown to represent several overlapping structures or houses, suggesting the presence of a domestic occupation (Wright 2013).
Beneath these walls, the marks left by postholes tell us that the first occupation of Doha was made of palm front buildings -- wood and palm front structures.
Postholes and burnt mud plaster encircling the circumference of the interior pit wall of the structure provided evidence of a substantial timber super-structure used to roof the building.
However-much detail has been preserved in the larger barrow: structural timbers in carbonized form, postholes showing the positions of uprights, and the burnt remains of stakes forming internal partitions.
Used to build houses, these postholes are evidence for the other first major step in making mankind independent of the Environment by putting a roof over its head.
The remains feature a number of postholes which would have held wooden posts to support the walls and roof, probably covered with turf.
In 2002, archaeologists began excavations at the small prehistoric settlement and early medieval ringfort at the site in Londonderry/Derry, but found a size and complexity they had not expected: 74 roundhouses, two other structures, a large cobbled road surface and many cobbled pathways, dispersed postholes, a large square structure, and Neolithic pottery.
The Wasp, a satirical magazine known for its stinging editorials and political cartoons, was edited by Ambrose Bierce, who regarded the engineering talent of Charles Crocker as "merely a natural instinct inherited from his public spirited ancestor, the man who dug the postholes on Mount Calvary.
Most individuals are found when they become trapped in recently dug postholes or graves, fall into swimming pools, or are hit by cars.
DISCOVERY The Shotton opencast mine near Cramlington shows postholes marking out a rectangular Anglo Saxon building which once stood there
Participants planted native vegetation, laid vertical mulching to curtail erosion, removed wooden ties that line the trail and replaced them with rocks to restore the area, and dug postholes for fencing to secure the site.
men digging postholes for a sign a few days before, but assumed the sign would honor the local Senior League 2010 state champions.