[man-hohl] /ˈmænˌhoʊl/

a , usually with a cover, through which a person may enter a sewer, drain, steam boiler, etc., especially one located in a city street.
Also called inspection chamber. a shaft with a removable cover that leads down to a sewer or drain
a hole, usually with a detachable cover, through which a man can enter a boiler, tank, etc

also man-hole, “hole through which a person may pass,” 1793, from man (n.) + hole (n.).


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