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Verb
/ˈlo͞opˌ(h)ōl/,
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loopholes, plural;
  1. Make arrow slits in (a wall or building)

Noun
  1. An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
    • - they exploited tax loopholes
  2. An arrow slit in a wall


  1. an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  2. a small hole in a fortified wall; for observation or discharging weapons
  3. A loophole is a weakness or exception that allows a system, such as a law or security, to be circumvented or otherwise avoided. ...
  4. Loophole (1954) is a black and white B-movie film noir crime drama. The film was directed by editor turned director Harold D. Schuster. Actress Mary Beth Hughes plays the movie's femme fatale.
  5. Loophole is a 1981 heist movie, directed by John Quested, and starring Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Jonathan Pryce, Colin Blakely and Tony Doyle. It was written by Jonathan Hales, based upon the novel by Robert Pollock. Music is by Labbi Siffre.
  6. Loophole is a science fiction short story written by Arthur C. Clarke and first published in 1946 in the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction. It was subsequently published as part of a short story collection in Expedition to Earth in 1953. ...
  7. Loophole is a character from the Wild Cards series of books, first appearing in volume III, "Jokers Wild." Senior partner in one of New York's most successful law firms, St. ...
  8. A method of escape, especially an ambiguity or exception in a rule that can be exploited in order to avoid its effect; A slit in a castle wall. ...
  9. (Loopholes (Arrow slits)) In later castles, walls and towers were pierced at every level by loopholes or slits through which arrows or other missiles could be fired. ...
  10. (Loopholes) Small openings in walls or stockades through which muskets were fired. Loopholes also served to permit light and air to enter a casemate or gallery.
  11. slit in wall for light, air, or shooting through
  12. A way of avoiding or getting around the law, usually associated with an omission or ambiguity in the law itself.
  13. A technicality in some legislation or regulation that makes it possible to avoid certain consequences or circumvent a rule without breaking the law, such as in the use of a tax shelter.
  14. An error of omission or oversight in software or hardware that permits circumventing the system security policy. [AJP][NCSC/TG004] (see also policy, security, software, system, threat)
  15. a slit or small opening in a wall, through which arms may be fired with minimum exposure to the persons firing them.
  16. synonym flaw. In computer security, an error of commission, an omission, or an oversight that allows protection mechanisms to be bypassed or disabled.
  17. a small window cut into a blockhouse or fort wall, just large enough to aim and shoot a musket or rifle through without exposing the shooter to enemy fire.
  18. a narrow slit through which a weapon could fire.
  19. Liberty. Example: "There are too many 'Loopholes' in our legal system." "Gun owners take advantage of the large number of inexcusable 'Loopholes'" etc..
  20. Something legal that some people feel should not be.  See the Gun Show Loophole for a good example
  21. An admissible interpretation of law or regulation which leads to a legal way of avoiding the law.
  22. An opening, or means of escape. To find a loophole in an act of parliament; i.e. a method of evading it,
  23. An omission or AMBIGUITY in a legal document that allows the intent of the document to be evaded.
  24. An unglazed slit window. Compare arrow loop.
  25. A way to avoid fulfilling a legal obligation. <<Persons who don't want to change their lifestyles try to look for loopholes in the Bible's requirements.>> <<In summer, mothers begin looking for loopholes in their children's birth certificates.>>