- the shaft of a well.
- a tall, narrow opening surrounded by walls, as a stairwell.
Origin of wellhole
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Examples from the Web for well-hole
As no one had his horse, all present had to climb back to the top of the well-hole.An Undivided Union
The captain had had the well-hole sounded, and had ordered the pumps started.First at the North Pole
It was now necessary for the sake of the well-hole to omit the centre-stone.Smeaton and Lighthouses
In an instant, it seemed to spout blood and entrails, and was hurled into the well-hole.The Lair of the White Worm
Salmon, and other fish, are thus preserved in rivers, in a well-hole in the fishing-boat.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual