Middle English Dictionary Entry

hōlen v.(2)
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(a) To make a hole; pierce (sth.); bore through (sth.); (b) ppl. holed, provided with a hole or holes, pierced, perforated; (c) med. to cause (skin) to ulcerate; ppl. holed, ulcerated, festered.
(a) To dig a hole, excavate; hollow out (sth.); (b) to remove the core of (a fruit); ~ out, gouge out (the eyes); (c) ppl. holed, grooved.