Meaning of well hole in English:

well hole

Pronunciation /ˈwɛl həʊl/


  • 1An opening through a floor or series of floors, especially one into which a staircase, chimney stack, etc., may be installed, or one which admits light.

  • 2A central open space forming the vertical core around which the stairs of a winding or spiral staircase may be set. Also more generally: the whole shaft in which such a staircase is set; a stairwell.

  • 3A vertical shaft in a building for a lift or for lifting equipment.

  • 4A vertical hole or shaft in the ground; specifically the shaft or borehole of a well.


Mid 17th century. From well + hole.