Definition of spout hole in English:

spout hole

noun

  • 1The blowhole of a whale or other cetacean.

  • 2The opening of a spout or chute; an opening for a spout.

  • 3A natural opening in rocks or ice through which the sea spouts.

  • 4Mining A short, sloping side passage. Compare "spout-road". Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Johnson (d. 1644), apothecary and soldier. Partly from spout + hole, and partly from spout + hole.

Pronunciation

spout hole

/ˈspaʊt ˌhəʊl/