water hole


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20hole. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of water hole

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

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