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Hole

Meanings and phrases

hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an opening into or through something
  2. an opening deliberately made in or through something
  3. one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; golf hole
  4. an unoccupied space
  5. a depression hollowed out of solid matter; hollow
  6. informal terms for a difficult situation; fix; jam; mess; muddle; pickle; kettle of fish
  7. a fault
  8. informal terms for the mouth; trap; cakehole; maw; yap; gob

hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hit the ball into the hole; hole out
  2. make holes in

Black Hole of Calcutta

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive

air hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole that allows the passage of air
  2. a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly; air pocket; pocket

black hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
E.g.
  • A black hole would also be smaller than a star.
  • Observers falling into a Schwarzschild black hole ("i.e.
  • The black hole is 250 million times as massive as the Sun.

bullet hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole made by a bullet passing through it

button hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole through which buttons are pushed; buttonhole

drill hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes; bore; bore-hole

ear hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears

finger hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument; pitch changes when a finger covers it
  2. a hole for inserting a finger

fox hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire; foxhole

funk hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dugout as a place of safe retreat (when in a funk)

glory hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship; lazaretto

golf hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; hole

gopher hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole in the ground made by gophers

hole card

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any assets that are concealed until they can be used advantageously
  2. (poker) a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown

hole out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hit the ball into the hole; hole

hole up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sleep during winter; hibernate
  2. remain secluded or in hiding
  3. score a hole in one

kettle hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits; kettle

lubber 's hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds

mouth hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole (as in a ski mask) for the mouth

nail hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole left after a nail is removed

ozone hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone

post hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post; posthole

rabbit hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits; rabbit burrow

shot hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. drill hole for a charge of an explosive

smoke hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a vent (as in a roof) for smoke to escape

sound hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones

swallow hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof; sinkhole; sink

swimming hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming

water hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a natural hole or hollow containing water

watering hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a health resort near a spring or at the seaside; watering place; spa
E.g.
  • Hyde Park was a watering hole for pioneers heading west on the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Havex infected systems via watering hole attacks redirecting users to malicious websites.
  • 'Slugger' has developed a reputation as 'the watering hole of the political class in Northern Ireland.'

through a hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The game ended when the ball fell through a hole.
  • On 7 March 1867, Johns escaped through a hole he had made in the prison wall.
  • A handle is attached by a bolt running vertically through a hole in the centre of the stone.

small hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A spiracle is a small hole found behind each eye.
  • A small hole in a shakehole leads on to a broken shaft.
  • The first play feature is a small hole on river left called Hollywood.
E.g.
  • It is believed to have a supermassive black hole at its center.
  • These results imply that NGC 5005 contains a supermassive black hole.
  • There is believed to be a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

hole through

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These blades form a tunnel-like hole through the enzyme.
  • The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound projects.
  • They are conversing when suddenly, Hamasaki drills a hole through the brick wall and comes in.

large hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The cave's entrance appears as a large hole in the ground.
  • The outer edge of each parietal bone contacts a large hole on each side of the skull roof.
  • Helicopter footage later showed a large hole and broken glass in the building's lobby doors.

through the hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Porky looks through the hole, and then turns to the left to find dynamites.
  • Smoothing leather thongs placed through the hole in a similar way is another possible use.
  • Prior to 1776 there were only two stumps and Lumpy's deliveries could go through the hole.

extra hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He won in a sudden-death playoff over American Patrick Reed, with a birdie on the first extra hole.
  • He was eliminated at the first extra hole after finding the water with his second shot to the par-5 18th hole.
  • However, on the second extra hole Casey holed a 25-foot birdie putt from the back of the green to win the title.

final hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A stroke out of the lead on the final hole, his tee shot found the rough and he double bogeyed.
  • Sinking a birdie putt on the final hole, he won by one stroke, avoiding a playoff with runners-up Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka.
  • He first came to prominence as an amateur at the 1998 Open Championship where he holed a dramatic shot from the rough at the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth place.
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