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shothole

[shot-hohl] /ˈʃɒtˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
Origin of shothole
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; shot1 + hole
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