[ shot-hohl ]

  1. a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.

Origin of shothole

First recorded in 1870–75; shot1 + hole

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Other definitions for shot hole (2 of 2)

shot hole

  1. a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury.

Origin of shot hole

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for shot hole

shot hole

  1. a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting

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