Meaning of water hole

wa'ter hole"

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.
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