Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pitted; marked with pustules, or pits left by them, or with other small lesions, suggesting the appearance of the skin during or after smallpox.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pock.
  • adjective pockmarked

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by or as if by smallpox or acne or other eruptive skin disease
  • adjective used of paved surfaces having holes or pits

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Examples

  • When you lay the bag open for inspection, a heavy "pocked" plastic covers your computer in its compartment.

    Robert J. Elisberg: The Writers Workbench: Airport-Checkable Luggage

  • He jumped to his feet and clapped his hand on the shoulder of a slumped, pocked version of himself, with a face, astoundingly, even duller.

    Bone Hinge

  • The building's front face is pocked with dark-metal "tie-backs"—the kind that were at one point used to help restrain load-bearing brick walls of buildings, in the days before most structures rested safe and sound on reinforced steel skeletons.

    High Line Hits a Snag

  • "Zion Gate" 2010 is a close-up of part of a wall built around the old city of Jerusalem by the Ottoman sultan in 1540: The massive stone blocks are pocked with holes left from gunfire during the Israeli war of independence in 1948, when the Palmach was unable to gain control of the nearby Jewish quarter.

    Of Lost People and Lands of Fragments

  • I could have lived without Annie Sullivan's writhing and lavishly bruised and sore-pocked young brother dying noisily in her arms in the middle of the second act, but I'm sure she could have, too.

    The Miracle Worker

  • It must take at least a day or two for these dazed, sun struck survivors to get the idea that sidewalks, even though they are pocked with even more artfully-placed, ankle crunching hazards, could be the least dangerous place to be ambling.

    Good morning, Melaque: one day in a small Mexico beach town

  • Across the canted summit of Garn Fadryn, the wintry heather is a dark chocolate-brown, pocked with hut circles, the plateau rim chased with the silver of stone fortifications and steep rock outcrops.

    Country diary: Lleyn

  • A few blocks south sits Mexican architect Enrique Norten 's recently finished garage, featuring a taut, white concrete façade pocked with perforations like a punch card.

    Sleek, Chic Hangout ... a Garage

  • He jumped to his feet and clapped his hand on the shoulder of a slumped, pocked version of himself, with a face, astoundingly, even duller.

    Bone Hinge

  • I could have lived without Annie Sullivan's writhing and lavishly bruised and sore-pocked young brother dying noisily in her arms in the middle of the second act, but I'm sure she could have, too.

    The Miracle Worker

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