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water hole

a depression in the surface of the ground, containing water.
a source of drinking water, as a spring or well in the desert.
a pond; pool.
a cavity containing water in the dry bed of a river.
a hole in the frozen surface of a lake, pond, stream, etc.
Origin of water hole
First recorded in 1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We digs our own water hole, and unfortunately we cant share it any.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • At noon he'll be at the water hole, four mile north of the hang-out.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • But he wasn't bothering about gold just then, so he keeps on and in time finds the water hole at the foot of Smith Mountain.

  • The water hole shone from the dark earth like a patch of fallen sky.

    Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
  • Both station and stable were connected in the same way with the water hole.

    Little Pills, An Army Story Robert Henderson McKay
  • By the side of a water hole Mr. Wright pointed to the ashes of a fire.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • On the edge of the thin ice that had formed over the top of the water hole was a bucket.

  • He stopped them just beneath the rim of the canyon in which the water hole lay.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • With nightfall, they made camp at a water hole too small to be dignified by the title of oasis.

    Hi Jolly! James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for water hole

water hole

a depression, such as a pond or pool, containing water, esp one used by animals as a drinking place
a source of drinking water in a desert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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