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water pocket

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of water pocket1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

At five o'clock we come to the spot, and there is a huge water pocket containing several barrels.

Now we reach the offensive water pocket; our ponies have had no water for thirty hours, and are eager even for this foul fluid.

At night we camp at a water pocket, a pool in a great limestone rock.

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

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