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weep hole

weep hole
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weep hohl]
    • /wip hoʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weep hohl]
    • /wip hoʊl/

Definitions of weep hole words

  • noun weep hole a hole in a sill, retaining wall, or the like for draining off accumulated moisture, as from condensation or seepage. 1
  • noun weep hole moisture outlet in a wall 1

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Origin of weep hole

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; alteration of weeping-hole

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Parts of speech for Weep hole

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

weep hole popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

weep hole usage trend in Literature

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