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shothole

[shot-hohl]
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noun
  1. a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
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Origin of shothole

First recorded in 1870–75; shot1 + hole
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  • Well, it looks like an old wornout picture of the wall beside my desk and the shothole as it appeared.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy