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shot hole

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot hole.

  • I could hear three jubilant voices; a shot hole in Canby's Sprite was visible just above the water line.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
British Dictionary definitions for shot hole

shot hole

a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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