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ocean hole

n. 1. a deep hole on land, filled with tidal water: 1888 An extraordinary sheet of water called "the Ocean Hole", which rises and falls with the tide, and is said to be as much as twenty-five fathoms deep in some places (Powles 231). (Gen.)

2. a deep hole in the sea floor: 1910 The name "ocean hole" is also applied by the natives of Andros to deep holes under the water (Northrop 34). cf.  (Gen.)

Tags: geography, nautical, noun

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Last update: 2012-10-21 20:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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