weep hole

noun

Definition of weep hole

: a hole (as in a wall or foundation) that is designed to drain off accumulated water

Examples of weep hole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outfitted with pipes that slant downward toward the front of the wall, the weep holes would allow water to drip out beyond the face of the brick. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "What to do about white stains on a brick berm over a fishpond," 16 Dec. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of weep hole

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Weep hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weep%20hole. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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