water hole


noun

a depression in the surface of the ground, containing water.
a source of drinking water, as a spring or well in the desert.
a pond; pool.
a cavity containing water in the dry bed of a river.
a hole in the frozen surface of a lake, pond, stream, etc.

Nearby words

  1. water hammer,
  2. water heater,
  3. water hemlock,
  4. water hen,
  5. water hog,
  6. water hyacinth,
  7. water ice,
  8. water intoxication,
  9. water jacket,
  10. water jump

Origin of water hole

First recorded in 1645–55

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British Dictionary definitions for water hole

water hole

noun

a depression, such as a pond or pool, containing water, esp one used by animals as a drinking place
a source of drinking water in a desert
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