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.

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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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