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hole US English

A hollow place in a solid body or surface

hole US Thesaurus

a hole in the roof

f-hole US English

Either of a pair of sound holes resembling an ∫ and a reversed ∫ in shape, cut in the front of musical instruments of the violin family and some other stringed instruments such as semi-acoustic electric guitars and mandolins

K-hole US English

A trance-like state induced by excessive consumption of ketamine as a recreational drug, typically characterized by temporary paralysis, disorientation, hallucinations, or a sense of disassociation, and likened to falling into a hole; (also in extended use) any kind of trance-like state.

hole up US English

Hide oneself

air hole US English

A hole or passage to admit air; especially a hole in a layer of ice formed over deep water, providing a breathing-place for aquatic animals or divers.

blue hole US English

A deep pool in which the water often appears blue; (in later use) specifically a deep water-filled cylindrical hollow or cave in limestone, typically in a coastal area of the tropics.

coal-hole US English

A compartment or small cellar used for storing coal

day-hole US English

The entrance to a day drift.

down-hole US English

(In the oil industry) used, occurring, or performed in a well or borehole

dry hole US English

A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none

game hole US English

A hole on a cribbage board which represents the score a player must achieve to win a game; compare end-hole.

high-hole US English

The northern flicker, Colaptes auratus, a brownish woodpecker with a spotted underside and a black crescent on the breast, found in North and Central America.

hog hole US English

(Chiefly British) a narrow gap in a wall or fence designed to allow young sheep to pass from one pasture to another.

hole out US English

Send the ball into a hole

hole card US English

(In stud or other forms of poker) a card that has been dealt face down

hole saw US English

A tool for making circular holes, consisting of a metal cylinder with a toothed edge

lick hole US English

A salt lick, or a place where a block of salt is placed for stock to lick

mini-hole US English

Astronomy = mini-black hole.

mole-hole US English

A hole or tunnel made or used by a mole; (in extended use) any very narrow tunnel.

nail-hole US English

A hole made to receive a nail.

neck-hole US English

The hollow in the back of the neck; the space between the back of the neck and the collar. Now rare (chiefly regional in later use).

news hole US English

The area of a newspaper or magazine that is available for news stories, after deduction of the area taken by adverts, pictures, etc.; (hence) the amount of airtime available in a news programme, channel, etc., for news broadcasting.

nose-hole US English

A nostril. Now chiefly English regional and informal, and Caribbean.

oar-hole US English

An hole or opening in the side of a galley or other oared ship through which an oar is fitted.

oil hole US English

A small hole in a machine through which oil can be passed for lubricating.

owl-hole US English

A hole high up in the wall of a barn through which owls can enter to catch mice, etc.

peek-hole US English

A peephole.

pest hole US English

A place that is infested with disease or vermin.

pick-hole US English

A hole made by a pick; (formerly also) (Mining informal) in extended use.

pie hole US English

A person’s mouth

pig-hole US English

A large burrow excavated or occupied by a warthog.

pit-hole US English

A hole forming a pit; a pit-like hollow or cavity.

pop-hole US English

A hole in a fence or divider through which animals can pass, especially one allowing poultry access to the outside or allowing piglets access to the sow

pug-hole US English

A hole from which clay used for making pug has been dug.

rock hole US English

A natural depression in a rock in which rainwater collects

ruby hole US English

A small hole cut in a piece of ruby, especially in a watch escapement.

rum hole US English

An establishment in which rum and other alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk.

shot hole US English

A hole made by the passage of a shot

snow hole US English

A hole in snow used as a temporary shelter, typically one made for the purpose

top-hole US English

Excellent; first-rate

well hole US English

An opening through a floor or series of floors, especially one into which a staircase, chimney stack, etc., may be installed, or one which admits light.

badger hole US English

The earth or burrow of a badger; a sett.

black hole US English

A region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape

coney hole US English

A rabbit hole or burrow.

dogleg hole US English

A hole at which the fairway turns to left or right.

dream-hole US English

A slit or opening in an external wall of a building.

eyelet hole US English

= eyelet.

finger hole US English

A hole in a wind instrument that may be covered or left open to change pitch when playing

glory hole US English

A small furnace used to keep glass malleable so that it can be worked

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