[ hohl-hahy ]

  1. (of a ball) lying on a point almost even with the hole.

Origin of hole-high

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby hole-high

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How to use hole-high in a sentence

  • He turned to see the ball in full flight arrive unerringly hole high on the green.

    Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
  • It was small, square and dark, with no window in it: only a small ventilating hole high up in the wall and heavily grated.

    The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • A lithe brown creature is climbing leisurely out of a hole high up in the trunk—a weasel, searching for eggs, no doubt.

    In the West Country | Francis A. Knight
  • There was a small air-hole high up in the wall and presently a hand holding a tin cup appeared.

    In the Foreign Legion | Erwin Rosen
  • A single slanting hole high up near the ceiling was the only aperture for light or air.

    The Adventures of Gerard | Arthur Conan Doyle