watering hole

noun

Definition of watering hole

2 : a place where people gather socially especially : watering place sense 3

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Synonyms for watering hole

Synonyms

bar, barroom, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering place

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Examples of watering hole in a Sentence

supposedly, that Broadway hangout was the favorite watering hole for 1940s celebrities

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Learn about the use of GPS and Google Earth to track leopards and cheetahs, and head into the field with local researchers on game counts, collar-tracking exercises, or to set up camera traps at watering holes. National Geographic, "Namibia Expedition: Desert Safari and Big Cat Conservation," 15 Sep. 2019 Baird wrote some of the recipes herself, but others are from mixologists at watering holes around the country. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "Flask Cocktails You Can Drink in the Backcountry," 13 Sep. 2019 The Park Service fenced off watering holes on the North Rim to try to force bison into the national forest, where they legally can be hunted. Felicia Fonseca, BostonGlobe.com, "Grand Canyon to make second run at corralling bison herd," 2 Sep. 2019 The Park Service fenced off watering holes on the North Rim to try to force the bison into the national forest, where they legally can be hunted. Felicia Fonseca, Washington Post, "Grand Canyon to make second run at corralling bison herd," 2 Sep. 2019 This lively watering hole and restaurant is a favorite stop for Rocky Mountaineer passengers during their overnight stops in Kamloops. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, "Ride the Rocky Mountaineer and be amazed at the spectacular mountain ranges. And then there’s Sasquatch," 17 Aug. 2019 While there’s no shortage of watering holes, here’s a list of unique pools and water parks for your kids to splash around in and beat the heat. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, "Beat the heat: South Florida’s best water parks, pools, splash parks," 23 July 2019 On Thursday, Lunar Pub Night will feature former aerospace engineers chatting about the Apollo era in two local watering holes. Los Angeles Times, "7 L.A. shows and exhibitions that celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing," 18 July 2019 The company conducts more than 20 social events at unique Phoenix locations each year; including happy hours, watering holes, annual getaways and family outings that include children and spouses, Ragnar participation and an annual dinner party. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "MEDIUM COMPANY RANKINGS:," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of watering hole

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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watering hole

noun

English Language Learners Definition of watering hole

humorous : a place (such as a bar) where people gather to drink

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