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shot hole

n.
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

or

shothole

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

shot′ hole`


n.
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.
[1795–1805]

shot•hole

(ˈʃɒtˌhoʊl)

n.
a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
[1870–75]
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
References in classic literature ?
One turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot-hole.
The bullet had gone through the gag into the jaw; that is why there was a shot-hole in the scarf, but only one shot.
And he stooped again over the target, putting something with his finger over each of the shot-holes, so far as March could see merely a dull-gray smear.
An advance party has been mobilized to the site to make arrangements for necessary permits and prepare for the arrival of survey, line-cutting, and shot-hole drilling crews.
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