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a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc.
Historical Examples

Notes on the Fenland T. McKenny Huges
Scientific American Supplement, No. 1082, September 26, 1896 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6 Various

a hole driven into the ground to obtain geological information, release water, etc


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