collapse sink

collapse sink

[kə′laps ‚siŋk]
(geology)
A sinkhole resulting from local collapse of a cavern that has been enlarged by solution and erosion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus most collapse sinks are likely the result of loss of ceiling support and collapse into pre-existing hypogene caves.