hole in one

noun Golf.

Nearby words

  1. holdover,
  2. holdup,
  3. holdup man,
  4. hole,
  5. hole card,
  6. hole in the heart,
  7. hole in the wall,
  8. hole of retina,
  9. hole saw,
  10. hole up

Origin of hole in one

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for hole in one

hole in one


a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole


(intr) to score a hole in one
Also called (esp US): ace

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Idioms and Phrases with hole in one

hole in one

A perfect achievement, as in Tim scored a hole in one on that test. The term alludes to a perfect stroke in golf, where one drives the ball from the tee into the hole with a single stroke. [c. 1900]

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