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Definition of "sink-hole" [sink-hole]

  • A hole for foul liquids to pass through; specifically, an orifice for that purpose in a sink. (noun)
  • Any place given over to foulness or filth; especially, a resort of debauched and depraved persons. See sink n., 3. (noun)
  • One of the cavities formed in limestone regions by the removal of the rock through the action of rain or running water, or both. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "sink-hole" in a sentence
  • "The “sink-hole” is growing at a rate of two blocks per hour and I live only five miles from the epicenter."
  • "Instead, the evidence suggests the euro-zone economy is disappearing down a sink-hole."
  • "This trompe l'oeil back-garden uses painted lines to make it appear that the tree is disappearing into a sink-hole:"