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shot hole

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noun
  1. a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury.

Origin of shot hole

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for shot hole

Historical Examples

  • There appeared to be a shot-hole at the upper part near the hip.

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

    A Nonagenarian

  • I'd be in it too but for that old Spotsylvania shot-hole and rheumatics.

    Ray's Daughter

    Charles King

  • The little chemist cautiously felt the edges of the shot-hole, first with his middle finger, then with his thumb.

    The Mystery of Choice

    Robert William Chambers

  • Again an angry growling was heard from the mastiff's kennel, and the priest looked a second time through the shot-hole.

  • The little chemist cautiously felt the edges of the shot-hole, first with his middle finger, and then with his thumb.


British Dictionary definitions for shot hole

shot hole

noun
  1. a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
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