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Holes and openings in surfaces

abyss

noun

a large deep hole that appears to have no bottom

aperture

noun

a small narrow hole

blowhole

noun

a hole in the surface of ice that sea animals such as whales and seals use to breathe through

blowhole

noun

a hole in a tunnel through which gases can escape

cavity

noun

a hole or space inside a solid object

channel

noun

a long narrow cut in a surface

chink

noun

a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through

cleft

noun

a narrow space in the surface of something, for example in a rock or in someone’s chin

crack

noun

a narrow opening between two things or parts of things

cranny

noun

a long narrow hole, especially in a wall or rock

crater

noun

a large round hole in the ground caused by an explosion

crevice

noun

a narrow crack in rock or in a wall

cut

noun

a mark or hole in a surface where something sharp has cut it

dip

noun

a place in a surface that is lower than the surrounding area

fissure

noun

a long deep crack in something, especially the ground

foothold

noun

a small hole, crack, or lump on a surface where you can put your foot to support yourself when climbing

furrow

noun

a deep line on the surface of something

gash

noun

a long deep cut in your skin or in the surface of something

groove

noun

a line cut into a surface

gulf

noun

a long thin deep crack or hole in the ground

hole

noun

a space dug in the surface of the ground

hole

noun

a space in the surface of something that goes partly or completely through it

hollow

noun

a small area in the ground that is lower than the ground around it

indent

noun

a hole or mark in the surface of something

indentation

noun

a mark or hole in the surface of something

indentation

noun

a cut shaped like a ‘V’ in the edge of something

leak

noun

a hole or crack in an object or container that a liquid or gas comes out of

nick

noun

a small cut on the surface of something

notch

noun

a small cut on the edge or surface of something, especially a cut shaped like the letter V

opening

noun

a hole or place where something opens

perforation

noun

a small hole, usually one of a series of holes in a surface such as paper

pinhole

noun

an extremely small hole

pit

noun

a hole that you dig in the ground to put something in it

pit

noun

a hole in the ground where you can lie to look underneath cars

pit

noun

a small mark or hole in a surface

pothole

noun

a hole in a road

prick

noun

a small hole made with something sharp

puncture

noun

a small hole made with a sharp point, for example in a person’s skin during an operation

rent

noun

a hole made when you tear something

rift

noun

a crack or long narrow space that forms in a large mass of something such as rock or clouds

rip

noun

a hole in something produced by tearing

rut

noun

a deep narrow mark in the ground made by a wheel

score

noun

a mark cut into the surface of something

slit

noun

a long narrow space in something

slot

noun

a long narrow hole that you can fit something into

slot

noun

a space inside something, for example a computer, where you can fit a particular part

tear

noun

a hole in a piece of paper, cloth etc where it has been torn

toehold

noun

a small hole in a rock where you can put your foot to help you to climb up

trench

noun

a long narrow open hole dug in the ground

vent

noun

a hole or space that allows air, gas, or smoke to escape or fresh air to enter

well

noun

a deep hole that is dug in the ground to provide a supply of water

wormhole

noun

a hole made by a worm

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