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kettle hole

Syllabification: ket·tle hole

Definition of kettle hole in English:

noun

Geology
A hollow, typically filled by a lake, resulting from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits.
Example sentences
  • The land includes a kettle hole, which will be utilized as a wetlands habitat for native plants and animals as well as an area to contain and clean storm runoff from the building's roof and parking areas.
  • I am rubbish at sport, science and geography - although I can draw an excellent diagram of a kettle hole.
  • Only 800m west of the Pool there is another kettle hole, but this one was not turned into a mere but filled with gravel, peat and clay.

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