shot hole


Definition of shot hole

1 : a drilled hole in which a charge of dynamite is exploded
2 : the dropping out of small rounded fragments of leaves that produces a shot-riddled appearance and is caused especially by parasitic action

Examples of shot hole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the big hitters had their drives plug in the fairway, Johnson played every par-5 as a three-shot hole, hit his wedges close and won. Jim Souhan, Star Tribune, 11 Nov. 2020 The tree had shot hole borers a few years ago and has been losing a main branch every year or two. oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2019 The debate also shot holes in what critics have accused as overstating how much gaming would bring in by the Beshear campaign. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, 29 Oct. 2019 Others shot holes through the stainless steel Yeti tumblers in their backyard or basements. Meagan Flynn,, 24 Apr. 2018 Others shot holes through the stainless steel Yeti tumblers in their backyard or basements. The Washington Post,, 24 Apr. 2018 Presumably, Abernathy’s out there in the park, shooting holes in Ed Harris with Angela (Talulah Riley), Clementine (Angela Sarafyan), and the rest of the liberated robots. Joanna Robinson, HWD, 20 Apr. 2018 Some highlights from the government's attempt to shoot holes in the request: ► Even if his call with Pitino wasn't recorded, Gatto is hardly in the clear. Chris White, The Courier-Journal, 10 Mar. 2018 John Petty shot holes in it from deep, hitting 8 treys all told to finish with 27 points. Kevin Scarbinsky,, 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of shot hole

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shot hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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