- an opening to admit or discharge air.
- a natural opening in the frozen surface of a river or pond.
- air pocket.
Origin of air hole
Examples from the Web for air hole
Historical Examples of air hole
I knew it must be the light shining through an air-hole, and swam for it.The Camp in the Snow
William Murray Graydon
I raised myself with my wrists to the height of the air-hole.The Temptation of St. Antony
The horses had broken into an air-hole and dragged the sleigh with them.The Unknown Quantity
Henry van Dyke
The horses had broken through an air-hole, about which the ice was strong.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
The ice is thin up there, and you're going right toward an air-hole!The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp
Laura Lee Hope
- a hole that allows the passage of air, esp for ventilation
- a section of open water in a frozen surface
- a less common name for air pocket (def. 1)