blockhole

noun

Definition of blockhole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a light indentation in the ground just behind the popping crease and in front of the wicket made by a batsman in cricket to mark the position of the batsman's guard

blockhole

transitive verb
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Definition of blockhole (Entry 2 of 2)

: to shatter (a boulder) by drilling a hole and exploding dynamite in it

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Transitive verb

blockholer \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ə(r) \ noun

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“Blockhole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blockhole. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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