swallow hole


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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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Following inspection, a large swallow hole appeared on the main carriageway close to the centre line.
The water caused a swallow hole 160 meters in diameter and 13 meters deep on unprepared bottom of the water drain," he said.
Sinkholes 6 also known as a snake hole or swallow hole 6 have been known to reach between one meter and 2,000 feet in diameter, as well as depth.