Hole (disambiguation)

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A hole is a hollow place, an opening in/through a solid body, or an excavation in the ground.

Hole or holes may also refer to:

Science and healthcare[edit]


  • Blind hole, a hole, usually drilled, which does not emerge on the other side of the substrate
  • Buttonhole, a hole in fabric as part of a fastener
  • Punchhole, a hole punched in paper, including punched cards and punched tape
  • Sound hole, on a musical instrument
  • Through hole, a hole, usually drilled, which emerges on the other side of the substrate
  • Tone hole, an opening in a wind instrument which, when closed changes the pitch
  • Touch hole, part of a gun or cannon where the powder is ignited
  • Whitewater hole, a feature found in some white-water rapids


  • Fox hole, a defensive fighting position
  • Lightening hole a hole made in a structural member, usually of a vehicle, to lighten it
  • Manhole, an opening in the ground to access the sewers or other underground services
  • Murder-hole, or meurtrière, a hole in the ceiling of a gateway or passageway in a fortification through which the defenders could fire, throw, or pour harmful substances or objects down on attackers
  • Porthole, a window on a ship's external hull
  • Spider hole, a type of camouflaged one-man foxhole

People with the name[edit]


  • Hôle, a municipality in Belgium also called Halen
  • Høle, Norway, a borough and former municipality
  • Hole, Norway, a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway


  • Black Hole of Calcutta, small prison or dungeon in Fort William
  • Celle Hole (German: Celler Loch), a breach in the outer wall of the prison of Celle, Germany
  • "The hole", prison slang describing the location for solitary confinement

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Hole (film), 2014 Canadian short drama film directed by Martin Edralin
  • Holes (film), 2003 theatrical adaptation of Louis Sachar's novel



  • Holes (novel), 1998 young adult mystery by Louis Sachar
    • Holes (play), 1998 stage adaptation of Louis Sachar's novel
  • Plot hole, in writing



  • Hole (band), an alternative rock band formed by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson in 1989

Albums and EPs[edit]




  • Hole (American football), a space between the defensive linemen
  • Hole (golf), a segment of a golf course
  • Hole in one (also known as a hole-in-one or an ace, mostly in American English), occurs when a ball hit from a tee to start a hole finishes in the cup
    • Hole-in-one Register (or United States Golf Register), the United States' official historical registry of holes-in-one
  • Hole set, a position in water polo

Other uses[edit]

  • Law of holes, an adage which states that "if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging"

See also[edit]