weep hole


Definition of weep hole 

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

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Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 25 Aug. 2017 These linear tubes made from dirt will snake up a home's slab, and possibly allow termites to enter the home through a weep hole or other structural deficiency, Puckett said. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Should you worry about Formosan termites? Here's how to tell," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of weep hole

1851, in the meaning defined above

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