missed hole

missed hole

[′mist ′hōl]
(engineering)
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Although UCLA players and coaches say the BYU game was an isolated instance in which passes were dropped, Olson didn't play his best and the running backs missed holes -- not to mention people might be underestimating the Cougars' defense -- the production is similar to past seasons.
Yesterday, prison officer Brian Thompson said that governors had decided not to search the exercise areas at night and so missed holes that the killers had cut in the wire before climbing across a roof and into the prison yard.
First, the machines usually run unattended, so tool breakage is harder to detect; they also run fast - often hundreds of parts and thousands of operations an hour - so a broken tool can, in a matter of seconds, cause a chain reaction of other broken tools, missed holes, scrapped parts and downtime that can make the cost of replacing the original broken tool seem inconsequential by comparison.
Although the Bruins' offensive line didn't dominate like it did in the season opener at Stanford, there were instances when the running backs missed holes in the line of scrimmage.