Holding paddock

What is Holding paddock?

Holding paddock definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.
a hollow place in a solid body or mass; a cavity: a hole in the ground.
the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow.

a small, dingy, or shabby place: I couldn’t live in a hole like that.
a place of solitary confinement; dungeon.
an embarrassing position or predicament: to find oneself in a hole.
a cove or small harbor.
a fault or flaw: They found serious holes in his reasoning.
a deep, still place in a stream: a swimming hole.
Sports. a small cavity, into which a marble, ball, or the like is to be played. a score made by so playing.

Golf. the circular opening in a green into which the ball is to be played. a part of a golf course from a tee to the hole corresponding to it, including fairway, rough, and hazards. the number of strokes taken to hit the ball from a tee into the hole corresponding to it.

Informal. opening; slot: The radio program was scheduled for the p.m. hole. We need an experienced person to fill a hole in our accounting department.
Metalworking. (in wire drawing) one reduction of a section.
Electronics. a mobile vacancy in the electronic structure of a semiconductor that acts as a positive charge carrier and has equivalent mass.
Aeronautics. an air pocket that causes a plane or other aircraft to drop suddenly.

verb (used with object), holed, holA.ing.
to make a hole or holes in.
to put or drive into a hole.

Golf. to hit the ball into (a hole).
to bore (a tunnel, passage, etc.).

verb (used without object), holed, holA.ing.
to make a hole or holes.

Verb Phrases
hole out, Golf. to strike the ball into a hole: He holed out in five, one over par.
hole up, to go into a hole; retire for the winter, as a hibernating animal. to hide, as from pursuers, the police, etc.: The police think the bank robbers are holed up in Chicago.


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