from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See watering hole.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of waterhole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural hole or hollow containing water


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  • She got her bathe, however, because on Sunday they drove her forty miles or so southwards down the one road to a place called Berry Springs, a deep water hole in a river where the bathing was good.

    A Town Like Alice

  • Leaning against a tree two days ago shooting flighting sand-grouse as they came into a water hole near camp after ten days of what Dr. Anderson says was a. d. all the time, I became convinced that though an unbeliever I had been chosen as the one to bear our Lord Buddha when he should be born again on earth.

    Hemingway on Hunting


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