shakehole

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

shakehole (plural shakeholes)

  1. (UK) A steep-sided, often conical, depression caused by slumping of ground into a cavity beneath. Shakeholes may or may not contain a cave entrance and/or a stream sink.

Usage notesEdit

The term is used in northern England.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 01:19