Definition of dry hole in English:

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dry hole


A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none.
Example sentences
  • This is a Texas oilman who seemed to drill nothing but dry holes.
  • It is very easy to drill dry holes and the only guarantee we have is that we will experience failures.
  • But Shell withdrew from exploration, because for 2 years it had drilled nothing but dry holes.

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Syllabification: dry hole

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