ice hockey
: the space between the legs of a goaltender
A blast through the five-hole of Montreal's Jeff Hackett gave the Panthers a 1–0 lead 13:33 into the game.David Neal

Examples of five-hole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sadly, the back nine, a classic and challenging nine holes, has been ruined by reducing it to a five-hole course. Washington Post, 18 June 2024 For example, the fifth hole brings golfers right back to the first tee, so for those who feel like sneaking in a late-day five-hole loop, the Estates Course can provide just that. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 15 Jan. 2024 The grounds have a five-hole golf course, golf driving range, a sports court, a resort-like grotto pool, a skate park, and a guest house. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Outfielder Travis Jankowski was elevated to the five-hole and also went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2023 Among the garden’s several seating areas are a couple of fire features and a five-hole putting green with a custom lighting scheme that allows it to be used at night. Mark David, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2023 Brandon Montour sneaked a puck through Swayman's five-hole on the backhand to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the first period, and Florida jumped out to a 2-0 advantage early in the second period after a nifty pass set up Sam Reinhart for a rip. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 1 May 2023 The Bruins were up, 3-2, on the opening shift, when a give-and-go on the rush with Tyler Bertuzzi — Hampus Lindholm started the play with a sharp outlet — set up Pastrnak for a five-hole strike at 0:39. Globe Staff,, 9 Apr. 2023 Hintz, the second Stars shooter, scored blocker side on Quick after the five-hole closed. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 9 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of five-hole was in 1980

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“Five-hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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