obruk

   Turkish form for a vertical or steepsided depression or shaft in karst, often formed by collapse of roof of an underground cave or cavern. When the depression contains a lake of pond, it is known as ‘sulu obruk’ or ‘obruk gölü’. When it is dry, it is called ‘kuru obruk’ or just ‘obruk’.
   Synonyms: (French.) obruk; (German.) Schlot; (Greek.) ‘ obruk’ ( káthetos karstikós lákkos); (Italian.) pozzo carsico; (Spanish.) torca; (Turkish.) obruk; (Yugoslavian.) jama.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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