Definition of Shothole

1. Noun. (context: drilling) 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. ¹



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Definition of Shothole

1. a hole drilled in rock to hold explosives [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shothole

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shotgun pleadings
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shotgun shack
shotgun shell
shotgun wedding
shotgun weddings
shotgunlike
shotgunned
shotgunner
shotgunners
shotgunning
shotguns
shothole (current term)
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shotless
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shots on goal
shots to nothing
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shotta

Literary usage of Shothole

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1. The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels, Etc: A Scientific and by Albert William Daw, Zacharias Williams Daw (1898)
"Hence, for a 1 inch diameter shothole in weak rock whose coefficient is Ca = "008, Ft = - x 7•38 = 29•52 sq. feet. " The sectional area of rock 29•52 sq. ..."

2. The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels, Etc: A Scientific and by Albert William Daw, Zacharias Williams Daw (1909)
"Hence, for a 1 inch diameter shothole in weak rock whose coefficient is C0 = '008, F, = - x 7-38 = 29-52 sq. feet. The sectional area of rock 29-52 sq. feet ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"Do not fire a shot where there is any coal dust within 100 ft. of the shothole, or where the dust has not been thoroughly wetted for a distance of at least ..."

4. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1903)
"Tree, strong, healthy and vigorous, round compact head, hardy; foliage, dull green, free from shothole fungus, very subject to attacks from aphis ; profuse, ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Do not fire a shot where there is any coal dust within 100 ft. of the shothole, or where the dust has not been thoroughly wetted for a distance of at least ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"During the past winter and spring I have sprayed 10700 fruit trees with lime, sulphur and salt, for San Jose scale and shothole fungus. ..."

7. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"A brief summary of the results of spray tests with Bordeaux, Burgundy and lime-sulphur mixture for the control of the shothole fungus ..."

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