Definition of water-swallow in English:

water-swallow

Pronunciation /ˈwɔːtəˌswɒləʊ/

noun

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  • An opening or deep cavity in the ground through which a stream or river disappears underground, especially in an area of water-soluble rock formations such as limestone karst.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Farey (1766–1826), geologist and surveyor. From water + swallow.