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Definition of "pockmark" [pock•mark]

  • A pitlike scar left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease. (noun)
  • A small pit on a surface: The gophers left the lawn covered with pockmarks. (noun)
  • To cover with pockmarks; pit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pockmark" in a sentence
  • "Affordable Care Act," today's decision was either the first well-deserved "pockmark" on the legislation or a wing-nut outlier, penned by a two dozen health care challenges still pending."
  • "His store plans to vacate in January, leaving another pockmark in the skin of the nascent mall."
  • "It demonstrates that there's hope for the multitudes of isolating and impenetrable small buildings that pockmark the suburban landscape as a reminder of ill-conceived growth."