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shot hole

1. A drilled hole in which an explosive charge is placed before detonation.
2. A small hole in bark, leaves, fruit, or another plant part caused by an insect or a disease.

shot hole



(Mining & Quarrying) a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting

shot′ hole`

a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury.



a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shot hole - drill hole for a charge of an explosive
bore-hole, drill hole, bore - a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
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Due to the shooting, there were five shot holes in the timber wall.