bunghole

noun
bung·​hole | \ ˈbəŋ-ˌhōl How to pronounce bunghole (audio) \
plural bungholes

Definition of bunghole

1 : a hole for emptying or filling a cask
2 vulgar slang : anus, asshole

Examples of bunghole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coover snaps on a latex glove and reaches up into literature’s bunghole, as if to turn the whole project inside out. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Experiments Succeed — and Fail — Spectacularly in Robert Coover’s Lab," 12 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, the gasket attached around the bunghole to create a seal that keeps out oxygen (an enemy of fresh beer) also creates the pressure to push beer out of the barrel and into the tap line. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "New Beer Tap Turns Barrel-Aged Brews into Nitro Pours," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of bunghole

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bunghole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunghole. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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