Definition of Kettle hole

1. Noun. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits.

Exact synonyms: Kettle
Category relationships: Geology
Generic synonyms: Hole, Hollow



Definition of Kettle hole

1. Noun. (geology) A depression in the ground occurring as the result of a large block of ice getting buried by glacial outwash and subsequent melting of it. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kettle Hole

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kettle hole (current term)
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Literary usage of Kettle hole

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1. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1900)
"A Kettle-hole in Newark, NJ The marsh is about 4050 feet long and 900 feet broad in the widest ... It was a kettle-hole and pointed the way the ice came. ..."

2. Some Geological Rambles Near Vassar College by George Burbank Shattuck (1907)
"This kettle-hole is located on a lane which runs east from the " Creek Road " a quarter ... The origin of this kettle-hole dates back to the Glacial Epoch. ..."

3. Man and the Glacial Period by George Frederick Wright, Henry Williamson Haynes (1892)
"amount of deposition and vegetable accumulation which had taken place in a kettle-hole near Pomp's Pond, in Andover, Mass. The diameter of the depression at ..."

4. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Under the kettle hole structureless sands (c) occupy the space of the melted ice. (After ML Fuller.) gravels (kames, eskers, sand plains, etc.; ..."

5. The Inland Educator by Francis M. Stalker, Charles Madison Curry, Walter W. Storms (1896)
"Examples of kettle-hole lakes might be cited indefinitely. They are of all sizes, from a mere pool up to one or two square miles. ..."

6. The Ice Age in North America: And Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man by George Frederick Wright (1911)
"As typical of numberless others we present the facts concerning a kettle-hole near Pomp's Pond in Andover, Mass.* Pomp's Pond is itself a moraine basin ..."

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