sink hole
Sink Sink (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster]

2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]

3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also {sink hole}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

4. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Sink hole}. (a) The opening to a sink drain. (b) A cesspool. (c) Same as {Sink}, n., 3. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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