shot hole

noun

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 The tree had shot hole borers a few years ago and has been losing a main branch every year or two. oregonlive, "Is bacterial canker damaging this plum tree? Ask an expert," 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, "Bevin and Beshear's latest debate: Promises, potshots and no President Trump," 29 Oct. 2019 Others shot holes through the stainless steel Yeti tumblers in their backyard or basements. Meagan Flynn, chicagotribune.com, "NRA supporters are blowing up Yeti coolers. Yeti says it's all a big mistake.," 24 Apr. 2018 Others shot holes through the stainless steel Yeti tumblers in their backyard or basements. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "NRA supporters are blowing up Yeti coolers. Yeti says it's all a big mistake.," 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, "Westworld: Eight Lingering Questions from Season 1," 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, "Were Rick Pitino's calls with an Adidas executive recorded?," 10 Mar. 2018 John Petty shot holes in it from deep, hitting 8 treys all told to finish with 27 points. Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com, "Alabama spices up the rivalry by stopping streaking Auburn," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shot%20hole. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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