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holt 1

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Pronunciation: /həʊlt/

noun

1The den of an otter.
Example sentences
  • They have built a false otter holt, or den, by the river - its exact location is a carefully kept secret - and there are unconfirmed reports that an otter-like creature has been seen in the location.
  • The trust has also built artificial holts in which otters can breed, and encouraged farmers, landowners and the public to do the same.
  • Wild bird cover crops, an otter holt and boxes for owls, kestrels and bats all contribute to wildlife diversity.
2 dialect , chiefly North American A grip or hold: if you’re lucky enough to get a holt to an alligator tail
More example sentences
  • He couldn't get a holt on any money, so I told him about the Farmers' Loan
  • But the new teacher, very wise, and understanding June's spirit, soon enough found a way to get a holt on the girl's heart strings.

Origin

Late Middle English (in sense 2): variant of hold1.

Words that rhyme with holt

bolt, colt, dolt, jolt, moult (US molt), poult, smolt, volt

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holt 2 Line breaks: holt
Pronunciation: /həʊlt/

noun

archaic or dialect
A wood or wooded hill.
Example sentences
  • Miller also refers to a change in this landscape, presumably after enclosure: ‘The crofts and garths, holms and holts… were no longer known’.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch hout and German Holz, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek klados 'twig'.

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