air hole


variants or airhole
: a hole to admit or discharge air

Examples of air hole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outdoor bins often include slats to provide ventilation without letting in pests, while indoor composters use a combination of air holes and carbon filters to prevent unwanted odors. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 Your Questions, Answered Does a compost bin need air holes? Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 Many indoor compost bins have tiny air holes to allow air into the container without also attracting bugs or letting out smells. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2023 The shape and pitch of air holes in a photonic crystal cause unwanted laser modes to refract and interfere with each other [left]. IEEE Spectrum, 20 June 2023 Cordero and Casadevall put two air holes in a small Styrofoam packing box containing less than a half-kilogram of button mushrooms, installed a computer exhaust fan in one hole to draw air through it, and put the box into a larger Styrofoam container. Byelizabeth Pennisi,, 5 May 2023 To prevent them from getting sweaty, there are two air holes along the instep of each shoe. Rebecca Norris, Woman's Day, 10 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air hole was in 1601

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“Air hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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