the hole

noun

Definition of the hole

1 US, informal : a prison cell where a prisoner who is being punished is kept alone : solitary confinement He spent a month in the hole.
2 baseball : the area between the shortstop and third baseman He hit a sharp ground ball into the hole.

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“The hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20hole. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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