weep hole

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 16 Dec. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 Use a piece of wire to clear any weep holes in storm windows. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weep hole was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Weep hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weep%20hole. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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