Pothole



[pot-hohl] /ˈpɒtˌhoʊl/

noun
1.
a deep ; pit.
2.
a formed in pavement, as by excessive use or by extremes of weather.
3.
a more or less cylindrical formed in rock by the grinding action of the detrital material in eddying water.
4.
a cave opening vertically from the ground surface.
/ˈpɒtˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
(geography)

2.
a deep hole, esp one produced in a road surface by wear or weathering
n.

also pot-hole, 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from Middle English pot “a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging” (late 14c.), now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England dialect; perhaps ultimately related to pot (n.1) on notion of “deep, cylindrical shape.” Applied to a hole in a road from 1909.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Potholer

    [pot-hoh-ler] /ˈpɒtˌhoʊ lər/ noun, British. 1. an explorer of caves; spelunker.

  • Potholing

    /ˈpɒtˌhəʊlɪŋ/ noun 1. (Brit) a sport in which participants explore underground caves



  • Pothook

    [pot-hoo k] /ˈpɒtˌhʊk/ noun 1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire. 2. an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc. 3. an S -shaped stroke in writing, especially as made by children in learning to write. /ˈpɒtˌhʊk/ […]

  • Pothooks

    [pot-hoo k] /ˈpɒtˌhʊk/ noun 1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire. 2. an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc. 3. an S -shaped stroke in writing, especially as made by children in learning to write. /ˈpɒtˌhʊk/ […]



Disclaimer: Pothole definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.