Definition of nineteenth hole in US English:

nineteenth hole


  • The bar in a golf clubhouse, as reached after a standard round of eighteen holes.

    • ‘At nineteenth holes the country over, the furious debate continues to rage: Are golfers the product of evolution or intelligent design?’
    • ‘But for the real McCoy, you can't beat the nineteenth hole on the golf course.’
    • ‘Imagine the boss watching you work on a palm pilot as he strolls off to the nineteenth hole at his country club.’
    • ‘A sandwich and a couple of beverages on the course, and a few beers at the nineteenth hole, will add another $20.’
    • ‘They say the laughter could be heard all the way to the nineteenth hole.’


nineteenth hole

/ˈˌnīnˈˌtēnTH hōl/