water hole

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

Origin of water hole

First recorded in 1645–55
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water hole

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