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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.
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shot hole

or

shothole

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
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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]
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
One turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot-hole. But in other parts, the great thickness of the walls and the vaulted roofs of the apartments, resisted the progress of the flames, and there the rage of man still triumphed, as the scarce more dreadful element held mastery elsewhere; for the besiegers pursued the defenders of the castle from chamber to chamber, and satiated in their blood the vengeance which had long animated them against the soldiers of the tyrant Front-de-B uf.
"I think I've got some of my chemicals; and after that we'll go up to the house." 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.