posthole [pōst′hōl΄]
a hole dug in the ground to hold the end of an upright post

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  • Posthole — In archaeology a posthole is a cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone. They are usually much deeper than they are wide although truncation may not make this apparent.Although the remains of the timber may survive most postholes are… …   Wikipedia

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  • posthole — noun Date: 1703 a hole dug for a post …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • posthole — /pohst hohl /, n. 1. a hole dug in the earth for setting in the end of a post, as for a fence. 2. Archaeol. an excavated hole showing by its shape and by the remains of wood or other debris that it was once filled by a post. [1695 1705; POST1 +… …   Universalium

  • posthole — noun A cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone, usually much deeper than it is wide …   Wiktionary

  • posthole — noun a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post • Syn: ↑post hole • Hypernyms: ↑hole * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: post (I) + hole 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Postpipe — In archaeology, a postpipe (or post pipe) is the term given to the remains of an upright timber placed in a posthole. Given the right conditions, timbers may survive over long periods of time and a recovered postpipe can simply be of solid wood.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Goseck circle — The Goseck circle is a Neolithic structure in Goseck in the Burgenlandkreis district in Saxony Anhalt, Germany. It consists of a set of concentric ditches 75 meters (246 feet) across, and two palisade rings containing gates in defined places. It… …   Wikipedia

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