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loophole

loop·hole

loophole

 
pronunciation:
lup hol
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a way of avoiding or escaping a requirement, regulation, or the like, esp. by taking advantage of an omission or ambiguity in the written text of a legal contract or other document.
definition 2: a small slit, hole, or opening, esp. one in the walls of a fort, for the discharge of firearms.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loopholed, loopholes, loopholing
definition: to construct or fashion loopholes in.