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swallow hole

n
(Physical Geography) chiefly Brit another word for sinkhole1
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Noun1.swallow hole - a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roofswallow hole - a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
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swallow hole

n (Geol) → inghiottitoio
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At Lixouri are the Swallow Holes of Katovothres, where sea water disappears underground to a lake, and which once powered a water mill.
Wesley Chapel Gulf lies in the Mitchell Plateau (formerly the Mitchell Plain of Malott [1922]) physiographic province, a non-glaciated and karstified region developed on Mississippian limestone bedrock that has numerous sinkholes, blind valleys, swallow holes, and caves (Gray 2000).
Along parts of the River Alyn the bed is dry where water drains away down swallow holes on the bed and banks.