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water hole

noun
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, pond, stream, etc.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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British Dictionary definitions for water holes'

water hole

noun
1.
a depression, such as a pond or pool, containing water, esp one used by animals as a drinking place
2.
a source of drinking water in a desert
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