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kettle hole

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noun Geology.
  1. a deep, kettle-shaped depression in glacial drift.
  2. pothole(def 3).
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Origin of kettle hole

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called kettle.
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kettle hole

noun
  1. a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried iceOften shortened to: kettle
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