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swimming hole

a place, as in a stream or creek, where there is water deep enough to use for swimming.
Origin of swimming hole
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There's a great swimming hole at the end of the campground and other activities include fishing, hunting and hiking.
  • They also remember the swimming hole that was south of the river that disappeared after the flood.
  • If you see a large alligator in your favorite swimming hole or pond, do not swim with it.
  • Old photos show these missionaries performing baptisms in the local swimming hole.
  • Generations of families have enjoyed the swimming hole here and it's still a great place to escape the heat of summer.
  • People who have a pond or swimming hole on their property should test for water quality periodically throughout the summer months.
  • Much of the development focused on the spring branch where the state created a swimming hole with a beach and beach house.

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