from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with loopholes; having holes or openings for outlook, discharge of firearms, escape, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Provided with loopholes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of loophole.


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  • Using a loophole to portray the loopholed world of male escorting makes Gigolos a double loophole all the way.

    How Showtime's Gigolos Gets Away With Showing Escorts at Work

  • That also happens to be the stated policy of the Obama administration, which so far has resisted calls by liberals for an unconditional lifting of the already-loopholed U.S. trade “embargo.”

    Cuban dissidents don't want sanctions lifted

  • As a self-confessed occasional HYS commenter on the BBC, it seems even their 'moderators' are tarnished by the bias and the 'house rules' are taken from their 'little labour book of creating wooly, abusable, and loopholed and rules and laws'.


  • The good news for Matt Perry is that he might have just loopholed himself back onto the cover of Teen Bop.


  • Soon after, they were attacked by a party of English regulars and militiamen, who drove them into a windmill and two strong stone houses, which they loopholed, and defended themselves with a pertinacity which one would have called heroism, had it been in a better cause.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Tents were pitched in rows where the buildings were to be constructed; a crude mowing machine which had been hauled all the way from Laramie clipped the grass for the parade ground; woodchoppers and armed soldiers moved out to begin cutting the logs for construction of the thick loopholed walls.


  • Most are still fairly rotund and compact, and appear to be weather-proof, while others are already loopholed and ragged.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Yet to me in the open air, most scantily draped and wearing a frayed, loopholed, and battered straw hat, the sunbath had been a pleasant and exhilarating indulgence in no way remarkable on the score of temperature.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The building consists of an outer wall of hewn stone, loopholed for musketry, and surmounted by “Shararif,”

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The Riflemen of the King's German Legion who garrisoned the farm itself were safe enough, for La Haye Sainte's walls were of thick stone, well loopholed, and the column had no intention of assaulting such a makeshift fortress.

    Sharpe's Waterloo


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