breathing hole


breathing hole
breathing hole noun (Can)
An opening in the ice for a submerged animal to breathe
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Main Entry:breathe

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breathing hole,
1. a hole in the ice where an aquatic animal, such as a seal, comes up to breathe.
2. a vent for air, such as in a cask.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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