Origin of sinkhole
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for sinkhole
Of course, the surge in sinkhole claims may not be purely natural.
LRE is a founding member of the Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists.
Nothing serves as a metaphor for Florida randomness quite like a sinkhole.
Had they all been paid, the 25,000 sinkhole claims filed between 2006 and 2010 would have cost $1.4 billion.
Insurance firms typically pick up the hefty bills for sinkhole remediation.
Go down to Sinkhole yourself, if you're so anxious about that camp.
Yes, sir, he was glad of the chance to stay at Sinkhole for awhile.
What yuh done to 'im that he's sendin' yuh off down to Sinkhole?
I want you to catch up a couple of horses and go on down to Sinkhole.
And Tomaso should have had no occasion whatever to be riding to Sinkhole.
- Also called (esp Brit): swallow hole a depression in the ground surface, esp in limestone, where a surface stream disappears underground
- a place into which foul matter runs
Word Origin and History for sinkhole
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A natural depression in a land surface formed by the dissolution and collapse of a cavern roof. Sinkholes are roughly funnel-shaped and on the order of tens of meters in size. They generally occur in limestone regions and are connected to subteranean passages. Also called sink See more at karst topography.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.