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

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of five-hole was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Five-hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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