feedhole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

feed +‎ hole

Noun[edit]

feedhole (plural feedholes)

  1. (engineering) A hole through or into which something is fed.
    • 1978, Albert Parker, Industrial air pollution handbook, page 564:
      Approximately three chambers are periodically fed with fuel by lifting the metal lid from the feedhole, charging fine coal with a small hand shovel and then replacing the lid.
  2. Any of the holes in punched paper that engage with the sprocket in a machine.