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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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  • In the far distance a herd of elephants proceeded at a stately pace toward the water hole.
  • Holed up in his vehicle, he photographed animals as they came to drink in a water hole during the dry season.
  • The giraffe's stature can be a disadvantage as well-it is difficult and dangerous for a giraffe to drink at a water hole.
  • They often find a suitable water hole and roll in its mud, coating their skin with a natural bug repellent and sun block.
  • The rest is good, including some beautiful shots of wild animals at a water hole.
  • The best shot in the entire film is a breath-taking glimpse of a lioness streaking across a water hole toward an antelope.
  • Other family bands arrive at the top of the hill above the water hole.
  • Below this grave is a shallow well or water hole about three feet in diameter with sides made of carefully laid lava chunks.
  • Lots of water is available this year, so hunting a water hole may not be the way to go.
  • Then the hunter took his bed gear a water hole and stayed there every night.
British Dictionary definitions for water hole

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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