five-hole

noun \ ˈfīv-ˌhōl \

Definition of five-hole

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

First Known Use of five-hole

1980

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