Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989. The band was fronted by vocalist, lyricist, and guitarist Courtney Love, who formed Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel, and bassists Kristen Pfaff and Melissa Auf der Maur.

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  1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
  2. An opening in a solid.
    There’s a hole in my bucket.
  3. A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.
  4. The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.
    I played 18 holes yesterday. The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.
  5. An excavation pit or trench.
  6. A weakness, a flaw
    I have found a hole in your argument.
  7. A container or receptacle.
    car hole; brain hole
  8. In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
  9. A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
  10. An orifice, in particular the anus.
  11. A high-security prison cell, often used as punishment.
  12. An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel
    His apartment is a hole!
  13. The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
    The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.
  14. A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.


  1. To make holes in (an object or surface).
  2. To destroy.
  3. To go or get into a hole.
  4. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
    to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars
  5. To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.

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