shot hole
noun Date: 1875 1. a drilled hole in which a charge of dynamite is exploded 2. the dropping out of small rounded fragments of leaves that produces a shot-riddled appearance and is caused especially by parasitic action

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  • shot hole — Shot Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shot hole — n. 1. a drilled hole in which an explosive charge is put for blasting 2. a hole bored in timber by an insect …   English World dictionary

  • shot hole — shot′ hole n. ppa a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • shot hole — noun drill hole for a charge of an explosive • Hypernyms: ↑bore, ↑bore hole, ↑drill hole * * * noun 1. : a drilled hole in which a charge of dynamite is exploded in mining or to produce artificial earth vibrations in seismic prospecting for oil 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot hole — noun 1》 a hole made by the passage of a shot. 2》 a hole bored in rock for the insertion of a blasting charge. 3》 a small round hole made in a leaf by a fungus or bacterium, or in wood by a boring beetle …   English new terms dictionary

  • shot hole — a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • shot-hole — …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot-hole borer — noun : a small bark beetle (Scolytus rugulosus) that attacks orchard fruit trees and kills the bark of small branches and twigs; broadly : any of several other beetles of the family Scolytidae attacking trees or shrubs (as the beetle Xyleborus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shot — Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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