dug-out, noun

EnglishShow more Figurative use of general English dug-out (in trench-warfare) a roofed shelter excavated in the trenches.
shellhole. Also attributive.
1929 Star 5 June 8A very successful bridge drive was given by the Roodepoort Dugout M.O.T.H. in the Roodepoort Club, in aid of the Roodepoort hospital fund.
1972 J.D. Robinson in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VII. 328At a meeting of twelve enthusiasts..a constitution was drafted and a headquarters ‘dug-out’ was formed. Since then the organization (sc. the Moths) has spread throughout South Africa, Rhodesia, Zambia and Malawi. It embraces some 465 Shellholes and has a membership of about 35 000.
shellhole. Also attributive.

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