shot hole

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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.
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shot hole



(Mining & Quarrying) a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
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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.
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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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If the shot hole coincides with your POA, you got a keeper.
Two undescribed species of beetles in the genus Euwallacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), the polyphagous shot hole borer and the kuroshio shot hole borer, have been reported in California, attacking more than 300 host plants in 58 plant families; agricultural crops include avocado (Persea americana Mill.; Lauraceae), orange (Citrus sinensis [L.] Osbeck; Rutaceae), loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindley; Rosaceae), macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche; Proteaceae), olive (Olea europaea L.; Oleaceae), pear (Prunus persica [L.] Stokes; Rosaceae), and grapes (Vitis vinifera L.; Vitaceae) (Eskalen 2013, 2016).
Further Shot hole borer (Xyleborus fernicatus) association was noticed in the entire district, but it was absent in Raichure district.
There is a new, imported pest, however, that is threatening many trees throughout southern California: the polyphagous shot hole borer.
He visited the South Gate residence and identified the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle from Asia that bores through bark carrying with it a harmful fungus (Fusarium euwallacea).
In California, particularly Los Angeles County, the fight is against a different ambrosia beetle species--the polyphagous shot hole borer, Euwallacea sp.
"What he did was cause a potential danger, specifically to our blaster who had to deal with the tampering of that shot hole. The explosives are buried about 50--75 feet under dirt with the exception of the detonation cord.
Ahmed Fayyad won the longest shot hole six, Abdulrahman Al Shaikh claimed the nearest pin hole 16 while Abdulla Al Fadala took the nearest pole hole 11.
The operator measures to the top and bottom of the bench in front of the shot hole and then enters the hole offset, proposed drill angle and the planned burden.
A bacterial disease called shot hole, for which there is no control, may cause holes in cherry leaves.