When something is pockmarked, it has small holes or marks all over it. This can be the result of a physical attack, or it can be the result of something else.

  • The rug is pockmarked with the holes from where the rodents nested.

  • The pockmarked skin is a sign that the person is infected with a disease.

Definition of pockmarked


marked by or as if by smallpox or acne or other eruptive skin disease




used of paved surfaces having holes or pits


pocked, potholed

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Example Sentences for pockmarked

  • 1

    The badge was stained with blood and pockmarked by buckshot.

  • 2

    The floors were tiled but pockmarked and broken up.

  • 3

    The outer shell is gray and pockmarked, like the surface of the moon.

  • 4

    Note the roofless and pockmarked Altes Rathaus looking up the Tal.

  • 5

    Her entire body was pockmarked with shrapnel and her blood loss was rapid.

  • 6

    It had more than an occasional pockmark from an assault by recent rains.