from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pockmark.
  • adj. Having pockmarks.
  • adj. Pitted, or scarred with holes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked by smallpox; pitted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pitted or marked with smallpox, or with pits resembling those of smallpox; pock-pitted.

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

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


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  • According to The Telegraph's Tim Butcher, headstones at Britain's Commonwealth war cemetery in Gaza City were not only "pockmarked" by shrapnel from Israeli artillery, but some were even destroyed during the Israeli "operation" in Beit Hanoun.


  • He said government data collection projects are often "pockmarked" with omissions and outright errors, News

  • Mjadara is classic peasant food, an ancient dish whose name means β€œthe pockmarked one,” for the dark lentils embedded in grain.

    Day of Honey

  • In its lee, on ground still pockmarked by the trampling of cattle, is a song thrush.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • As darkness swelled up from the east a full moon rose and illuminated great sheets of thin cloud like wadded fabric drawn across its pockmarked white face.

    Bird Cloud

  • He was a big thick guy with a large pockmarked nose and small green eyes.

    So Much Pretty

  • The fellow scratched at a pockmarked nose and coughed, eyeing the mare uneasily.

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  • Footage broadcast on Israeli media showed homes pockmarked with large shrapnel holes from where mortar shells exploded.

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  • The differences between Broadmoor and New Orleans East β€” two neighborhoods of similar racial and socioeconomic makeup but miles apart in post-Katrina recovery β€” symbolize the pockmarked rebuilding process ongoing in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast.

    Six years after Katrina, pockets of New Orleans languishing

  • The ride wasn't great, either, the vehicle taking Manhattan's pockmarked streets more like a Sherman tank than a Mercedes.

    Going Nuts in Manhattan


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