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Meaning of LOOPHOLE

Pronunciation:  'loop`howl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small hole in a fortified wall; for observation or discharging weapons
  2. [n]  an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation

LOOPHOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: ambiguity, hole



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Loop"hole`\, n.
1. (Mil.) A small opening, as in the walls of fortification,
   or in the bulkhead of a ship, through which small arms or
   other weapons may be discharged at an enemy.

2. A hole or aperture that gives a passage, or the means of
   escape or evasion.

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