Wormhole vs Ringhole - What's the difference?

wormhole | ringhole |


As nouns the difference between wormhole and ringhole

is that wormhole is a hole burrowed by a worm while ringhole is (physics|astronomy) a relatively short, toroidal wormhole.

wormhole

Alternative forms

* worm-hole * worme-hole (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • a hole burrowed by a worm
  • * 1593,
  • To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
  • (relativity) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.
  • Synonyms

    * (a spacetime construct) Einstein-Rosen bridge

    ringhole

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (physics, astronomy) A relatively short, toroidal wormhole