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water pocket

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noun
  1. a cavity at the foot of a cliff formed by the falling action of an intermittent stream.
  2. a plunge basin.
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Origin of water pocket

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • In the morning, therefore, a number secreted themselves near the edge of the water-pocket.

    The Romance of the Colorado River

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh