Meaning of swallow hole in English:

swallow hole



another term for sinkhole
‘The borough surveyor diagnosed it as a swallow hole, which occurs when large deposits of sand trapped in the chalk are washed away during rainy weather, leaving a large void which then collapses.’
  • ‘She was walking towards us and all of a sudden, she just went down to her shoulders in what we'd call a swallow hole.’
  • ‘Its precise location provides intriguing possibilities for a natural feature - tree, swallow hole, spring - to have been its original focus.’
  • ‘There were a few little tarns, fragments of limestone pavement, swallow holes and sight of Malham Tarn.’