pock-mark

pockmark

[pok-mahrk]
noun
1.
Usually, pockmarks. scars or pits left by a pustule in smallpox or the like.
2.
a small pit or scar: a tabletop full of pockmarks.
verb (used with object)
3.
to mark or scar with or as with pockmarks: gopher holes pockmarking the field.

Origin:
1665–75; pock + mark1

pockmarked, adjective
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pockmark (ˈpɒkˌmɑːk)
 
n
1.  Also called: pock a pitted scar left on the skin after the healing of a smallpox or similar pustule
2.  any pitting of a surface that resembles or suggests such scars
 
vb
3.  (tr) to scar or pit (a surface) with pockmarks

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pockmark pock·mark (pŏk'märk')
n.
A pitlike scar that is left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.


pock'marked' adj.
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