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foxhole

[′fäks‚hōl]
(ordnance)
A small pit used for cover, usually for one or two soldiers, and so constructed that an occupant can fire effectively from it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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