shot hole

noun
|Updated on: 3 May 2018

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

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1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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