Definitions

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  • n. A depression in which water collects, especially one where wild animals come to drink.
  • n. A part of the electromagnetic spectrum, between the regions where hydrogen and hydroxyl radiate, that is relatively quiet in terms of radio astronomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In coffee-cultivation. See the quotation.

Etymologies

From water + hole (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At Bandipur: The waterhole is a meeting place for all the animals.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The waterhole is a vibrant series of concentric dots, largely white.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The artist explains that this idyllic vision of African wildlife gathered at a waterhole is a parable for the hoped-for coming of peace: all manner of persons, including former violent enemies, will gather together amiably, in perfect safety.

    Sudan Watch

  • Visiting, about 1843, my friend Dr. Dr.mmond, who had a house and garden at the nearest angle of the creek, about two miles from town, we adjourned to a "waterhole" at the foot of the garden, on the chance of seeing a platypus, and sure enough, after a very few minutes, one rose before us in the middle of the pool.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • In the full scene, all props are parented to the main "waterhole" terrain prop, and the entire scene can be re-scaled if desired.

    News

  • I stood on the bank of a waterhole and watched this monster expire only 20 yards from where I took the shot.

    Field & Stream

  • Once a waterhole was discovered, the first men there would rush in and drink all they could scoop into their hands, becoming sick from overdrinking and fouling the water for the rest of the army.

    Alexander the Great

  • We eat perfectly roasted lamb and drink fine South African wine while the Phinda rangers regale us with tales of buffalo herds so big it takes three days for all the animals to pass the big thorn tree in the scrub veld by the waterhole.

    'Out here in the veld I understand the bewitching power of the cheetah'

  • Not to say that you couldn't get one if you chase them and shoot out the window of a pickup (illegal) or if you hunt in a blind over the only waterhole on the prairie at night (also illegal) but you are certainly giving yourself one GIANT handicap with those two rifles.

    I am going to Montana late Oct.2010.I will be hunting pronghorn and mule deer.I am wondering if my .35rem with the hornady lever

  • A packed trail, the width of a sixteeninch sled, led out to the waterhole.

    The Men of Forty Mile

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