- Usually pockmarks. scars or pits left by a pustule in smallpox or the like.
- a small pit or scar: a tabletop full of pockmarks.
- to mark or scar with or as with pockmarks: gopher holes pockmarking the field.
Origin of pockmark
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Examples from the Web for pockmarked
When Louise and Bibi returned to their home, they found it strewn with ammunition and pockmarked with mortar craters.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
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Several small, one-story homes were pockmarked with deep gouges from ricochets and direct gunfire.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines
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The cracked, creased and pockmarked streets again made dancing harder.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
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The Wall cut a few feet behind the old parliament, still blackened and pockmarked from flying debris from the war.Scaling the Berlin Wall
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Perotti's mistress, pockmarked, but a woman with a fine figure?Casanova's Homecoming
She tapped her fingers on her cheeks to picture to him the pockmarked face of Vyesovshchikov.Mother
Thanks to Jenner, not a single person in this audience is pockmarked!The Evolution of Modern Medicine
Pockmarked with craters and seamed with yawning fissures from which dense vapors curled, it was seemingly devoid of habitation.Vulcan's Workshop
A small man with a pockmarked face, he wore the uniform of an ordinary gendarme and aped that rôle to perfection.Aladdin of London
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- abounding in pockmarks
- Also called: pock a pitted scar left on the skin after the healing of a smallpox or similar pustule
- any pitting of a surface that resembles or suggests such scars
- (tr) to scar or pit (a surface) with pockmarks
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- A pitlike scar that is left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.
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