loop|hole

loop|hole
loop|hole «LOOP HOHL», noun, verb, -holed, -hol|ing.
–n.
1. a small opening in a wall for looking through, or letting in air and light, or for firing through at an enemy outside: »

... barred with care All the windows, and doors, and loopholes there (Robert Southey).

2. Figurative. a means of escape: »

The bill has been watered down somewhat by amendments providing loopholes and escape clauses in favor of special interests (New York Times).

–v.t.
to provide with loopholes: »

a stout loghouse…loopholed for musketry on every side (Robert Louis Stevenson).


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