water hole


Definition of water hole

1 : a natural hole or hollow containing water
2 : a hole in a surface of ice

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Recent Examples on the Web The road continues for a half-mile to South Deer Flat Tank, another parched water hole tucked into a ravine that makes for a good turnaround spot. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "Sears Fire scorched part of this AZ hike, but its beauty remains. Here's how to do it," 8 Dec. 2020 Hang the stand at the water hole if wind and cover offer a good ambush spot. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "The 12 Best Early-Season Treestand Locations for Deer Hunting," 17 Sep. 2020

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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 13 May. 2021.

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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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