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bunghole

[buhng-hohl]
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noun
  1. a hole in a cask through which it is filled.

Origin of bunghole

First recorded in 1565–75; bung1 + hole
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Examples from the Web for bung-hole

Historical Examples

  • Suddenly he saw the wolf's hairy tail come through the bung-hole.

    Roumanian Fairy Tales

    Various

  • I cried out to them from the bung-hole: I screamed for mercy, but in vain.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat

  • After two weeks, cover the bung-hole with a piece of muslin.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia

    Marion Cabell Tyree

  • And then he put the bung into the bung-hole and set the keg in the corner.

  • Then he seen the lion's tail stick out through the bung-hole.


British Dictionary definitions for bung-hole

bunghole

noun
  1. a hole in a cask, barrel, etc, through which liquid can be poured or drained
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Word Origin and History for bung-hole

n.

also bunghole, "hole in a cask for a stopper," 1570s, from bung (n.) + hole (n.). Sense extended to "anus" by c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper