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swimming hole

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  1. a place, as in a stream or creek, where there is water deep enough to use for swimming.
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Origin of swimming hole

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for swimming hole

Historical Examples

  • The others said they reckoned so, too, and they all got down from the tree, and started for the swimming-hole.

    The Flight of Pony Baker

    W. D. Howells

  • They told about it at the swimming-hole above the dam, but nobody was mean enough to do it.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • Another drawback to the ocean as a swimming-hole is that the distances are all wrong.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • The next night was a memorable one in the annals of the Unionville swimming-hole.

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

  • It was three o'clock when the boys reached the swimming-hole.

    The Court of Boyville

    William Allen White