Meaning of loophole
Pronunciation: (lp'hōl"), [key]
— n., v., -holed, -hol•ing.
- a small or narrow opening, as in a wall, for looking through, for admitting light and air, or, particularly in a fortification, for the discharge of missiles against an enemy outside. See illus. under
- an opening or aperture.
- a means of escape or evasion; a means or opportunity of evading a rule, law, etc.: There are a number of loopholes in the tax laws whereby corporations can save money.
- to furnish with loopholes.
- loophole (Thesaurus)