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foxhole Saltos de línea: fox|hole
Pronunciación: /ˈfɒkshəʊl/

Definición de foxhole en inglés:

sustantivo

1The earth or burrow of a fox.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A dog trapped in a foxhole for two days was rescued by firemen using a £20,000 thermal imaging camera.
  • One day the dog hunted an animal into a foxhole.
  • Look around the places where you know animals live such as badger setts, foxholes, and rabbit burrows: around these place you may find tracks and droppings.
2A hole in the ground used by troops as a shelter against enemy fire or as a firing point.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • With his group completely surrounded and cut off, he moved from foxhole to foxhole exposing himself to enemy fire, giving instructions and offering encouragement to his men.
  • Ernie Pyle, a reporter who eschewed the safety of command posts and made a niche for himself in the foxholes of the frontline troops during World War II, died 59 years ago on his way to another battle.
  • This can greatly increase the range and lethality of the weapon system by denying enemy troops the protection of foxholes and bunkers unless they have substantial overhead cover.
2.1A place of refuge or concealment.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A further price spike followed by a sudden sell-off could spook corporate CEOs, sending them scurrying back to their foxholes.
  • "Customers are coming out of the foxholes," says the CFO of a Milwaukee maker of computerized manufacturing gear.
  • Eventually, the car gets momentum and speeds off toward the condemned apartment - her foxhole.

Origen

Old English: from fox + hole; the military sense arose during the First World War.

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