Definitions

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  • n. A hole, very deep but only a few inches wide, which is used to drop explosives beneath the Earth's surface to ease petroleum extraction.

Etymologies

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shot +‎ hole

Examples

  • A half smile flitted over the pale face, the other hand groped at the breast of his blue shirt and slowly drew forth a packet, stained and dripping with the blood that welled slowly from a shothole in the broad white breast.

    Found in the Philippines The Story of a Woman's Letters

  • With the blood welling from a shothole in his broad, burly chest and the seal of death already settling on his ashen brow, he was scowling up into the half-compassionate, half-contemptuous faces about him.

    Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila

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