[ mous-hohl ]

  1. the burrow of a mouse.

  2. the entrance to a mouse's burrow.

  1. a small hole resembling this.

Origin of mousehole

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at mouse, hole

Words Nearby mousehole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use mousehole in a sentence

  • mousehole, one of the most delightful fishing-villages in England, is in this parish, far more unspoiled even than Newlyn.

    The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
  • Newlyn, with respect to population, exceeds by one-third that of mousehole.

  • The breeze now freshening, we ran across the bay past Marazion, until we sighted mousehole, on the western side.

  • Others of them in that time burned that fisher town mousehole; the rest watched as a guard for the defence of these firers.

  • The inhabitants of mousehole fled in a terrified mob towards Penzance, the roar of the ships' guns adding speed to their flight.