gilgai


gilgai
noun /ˈɡɪlɡʌɪ/
a small concavity or depression between ridges, where rainwater gathers

, 1988: Though it wasnt a heavy storm it was enough to put water in gilgai holes and scatter the horses. — Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked (Angus&Robertson 1995 p.160)


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