- a place, as in a stream or creek, where there is water deep enough to use for swimming.
Origin of swimming hole
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for swimming hole
The others said they reckoned so, too, and they all got down from the tree, and started for the swimming-hole.The Flight of Pony Baker
W. D. Howells
They told about it at the swimming-hole above the dam, but nobody was mean enough to do it.
Another drawback to the ocean as a swimming-hole is that the distances are all wrong.
The next night was a memorable one in the annals of the Unionville swimming-hole.Sube Cane
Edward Bellamy Partridge
It was three o'clock when the boys reached the swimming-hole.The Court of Boyville
William Allen White