To reach the green is one distinct feat; to hole out in two putts, when one has got there, is another.
There were no real holes—to hit certain trees was to "hole out."
A man may miss his drive, run a bunker, and hole out with his mashie, beating bogey by a stroke.
If he strikes to-night, Hines may escape, for the fox has a hole out of town, and may keep under cover till morning.
The little girl climbed down from the wagon, and ran to the hole out of which the badger had come.
Gentlemen, said the Colonel in his most official manner, it is determined that Dr. Jameson did not hole out with that stroke.
As I recovered myself, I looked again at the hole out of which I had escaped; it was hardly big enough to contain my fist.
First we attempted to pump water into the boiler through a hose let down into a hole out upon the ice.
"But I have only to halve one hole out of nine," I pointed out.
Mr. Bumpkin looked like a terrier dog watching a hole out of which he expected a rat: at present he saw no sign of one.
Old English hol "orifice, hollow place, cave, perforation," from Proto-Germanic *hul (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German hol, Middle Dutch hool, Old Norse holr, German hohl "hollow," Gothic us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE root *kel- (see cell).
As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1610s. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene slang use for "vulva" is implied from mid-14c. Hole in the wall "small and unpretentious place" is from 1822; to hole up first recorded 1875. To need (something) like a hole in the head, applied to something useless or detrimental, first recorded 1944 in entertainment publications, probably a translation of a Yiddish expression, cf. ich darf es vi a loch in kop.
"to make a hole," Old English holian "to hollow out, scoop out" (see hole (n.)). Related: Holed; holing.
A gap, usually the valence band of an insulator or semiconductor, that would normally be filled with one electron. If an electron accelerated by a voltage moves into a gap, it leaves a gap behind it, and in this way the hole itself appears to move through the substance. Even though holes are in fact the absence of a negatively charged particle (an electron), they can be treated theoretically as positively charged particles, whose motion gives rise to electric current.
To finish a hole by putting the ball in the cup (1867+ Golf)