kettle hole

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Lakes formed in kettle holes in Siberia.


kettle hole (plural kettle holes)

  1. (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.
    • 2018, Tim Flannery, Europe: A Natural History, page 207:
      An adult male mammoth and four juveniles, trapped about 14,500 years ago in a boggy ʽkettle holeʼ left by a retreating glacier in Shropshire, are the most recent record in the UK.


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