[ shot-hohl ]
/ ˈʃɒtˌhoʊl /
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a hole drilled in rock, coal, ore, etc., to hold explosives used in blasting.
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Definition for shothole (2 of 2)
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
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Example sentences from the Web for shothole
Well, it looks like an old wornout picture of the wall beside my desk and the shothole as it appeared.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for shothole
a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
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