bunghole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bunghole a hole in a barrel or cask; used to fill or empty it
    • n bunghole vulgar slang for anus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bunghole See Bung n., 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bunghole A hole or orifice in a cask through which it is filled, closed by a bung.
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Usage

In literature:

Yet there is a salve for every sore, a bung for every bunghole.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
It was empty except for one huge cask with an open bunghole.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
These slips of paper he rolled up tight as a spool and hammered into the bunghole of the barrel.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
In the peasant's bedroom was a cask with a very large bunghole carefully closed.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I have no doubt that she was supplied with three or four meals a day through the bunghole.
"Stories of New Jersey" by Frank Richard Stockton
Henry carried a bunghole light and they penetrated the woods, single file, shouting as they went.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
Why, it's oozing out of the bunghole now as strong as Samson.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
But I can't leave this cask before the taps come out; I have to keep my thumb in the bunghole.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
Spare at the spigot, and let out at the bunghole.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Hamlet amused his friend Horatio by tracing the noble dust of Alexander till he found it stopping a bunghole.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
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In news:

Collier and McKeel Finally Knocks Out the Bunghole with Speakeasy Spirits.
Hmmm we two stories about literal bungholes and one about figurative bungholes, so if you were in the mood for bungholes, it must be your lucky day.
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