from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drilled hole in which an explosive charge is placed before detonation.
- n. A hole made in wood by an insect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hole made by the passage of a shot fired from a gun; also, a blasting-hole or drill-hole charged and prepared for a blast or “shot,” as this term is sometimes used by miners.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. drill hole for a charge of an explosive
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The shot hole with its fothered sail would be deeper under water to increase the risk, but it seemed to be the best chance.