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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
El hilo es demasiado grueso para entrar por el orificio de esa aguja.The thread is too thick to go through that needle's hole.
Los orificios en el muro son para que salga el agua.The orifices on the wall are for the water to come out.
Teníamos mucho calor porque los orificios por donde sale el aire acondicionado estaban cerrados.We were too hot because the vents through which the air conditioning comes out were shut.
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