water hole

noun

Definition of water hole 

1 : a natural hole or hollow containing water

2 : a hole in a surface of ice

First Known Use of water hole

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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water hole

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water hole

: a small pool, pond, or lake used by animals for drinking

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