verb (used with object), loop·holed, loop·hol·ing.
- loop stitch,
- loop window,
- loophole frame,
- looping mill,
Origin of loophole
Examples from the Web for loophole
Would it surprise you to learn there is a loophole in federal disclosure requirements?
Critics say the loophole leads for-profit schools to aggressively target veterans to draw additional federal funding.Why the University of Phoenix’s Favorite Congressman Killed the GI College Aid Bill|Aaron Glantz|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Efforts to close the loophole have failed in Washington, but have gained momentum in the states.Stop Me Before I Buy a Gun Again, Begs Bipolar Man|Eleanor Clift|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) acknowledged the loophole, but insisted the bill should nevertheless move forward.
Democrat Sen. Max Baucus, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, says he wants to address the C-4 loophole in tax reform.
After an hour or so this ceased to be exciting and he abandoned his loophole.Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale
They leave no loophole for criticism, for their accomplishment is always at least as high as their ambition.Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
He gave one last hurried look about on the chance of finding some loophole of escape from that which was worse than the crowd.The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
Harry now stepped from the ladder on to the door and shouted at the top of his voice through the loophole.Friends, though divided|G. A. Henty
"Shut the gate, boy," continued Kit, as he thrust the muzzle of his rifle through a loophole.Field and Forest|Oliver Optic
Word Origin for loophole
also loop-hole, mid-15c., from Middle English loupe "opening in a wall" for shooting through or admitting light (c.1300), perhaps related to Middle Dutch lupen "to watch, peer;" + hole (n.). Figurative sense of "outlet, means of escape" is from 1660s.