a deep, kettle-shaped depression in glacial drift.
Origin of kettle hole
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called kettle.
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British Dictionary definitions for kettle hole
a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried iceOften shortened to: kettle
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