mud·​hole | \ ˈməd-ˌhōl How to pronounce mudhole (audio) \

Definition of mudhole

: a hole or hollow place containing much mud

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The roughly six-square-mile mudhole turned out to be a glaciological gold mine. Nathaniel Wilder, Smithsonian, "A Daring Journey Into the Big Unknown of America’s Largest National Park," 18 Apr. 2018 Healthcare for poor children, which is being held up by one political party, the deranged one in which Jones stomped a mudhole over the past few months. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "I Saw a Miracle in Alabama Last Night," 13 Dec. 2017 Arkansas has to keep Texas A&M from running a mudhole through the heart of the Razorbacks defense. Eric Bolin, ajc, "Arkansas-Texas A&M week: Waiting is hardest part … unless Arkansas loses," 21 Sep. 2017 Oh, the kids are going to have fun playing down at the old familiar mudhole again. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Hillary Clinton's Side of the Story Matters, Too," 23 Aug. 2017 Your dad had an old Deuce-and-a-half truck to go off-road, and it got stuck in every mudhole. John Schandelmeier, Alaska Dispatch News, "Before whining, Alaska hunters should recall this tough hombre," 20 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mudhole

1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mudhole was in 1721

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