Definition of high-hole in US English:

high-hole

noun

US
rare
  • The northern flicker, Colaptes auratus, a brownish woodpecker with a spotted underside and a black crescent on the breast, found in North and Central America.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Wilson (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet. Folk-etymological alteration of hickwall, after high and hole, perhaps on account of the typical location of its nest inside a nesting hole in a tree.

Pronunciation

high-hole

/ˈhʌɪhəʊl/