water hole
noun Date: circa 1653 1. a natural hole or hollow containing water 2. a hole in a surface of ice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • water hole — 1. a depression in the surface of the ground, containing water. 2. a source of drinking water, as a spring or well in the desert. 3. a pond; pool. 4. a cavity containing water in the dry bed of a river. 5. a hole in the frozen surface of a lake,… …   Universalium

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  • water hole — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. well, pond, puddle, ojo (Spanish); see pool , well 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • water hole —   Lua wai, ki o wai, ele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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