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manhole

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noun man·hole \ˈman-ˌhōl\

Simple Definition of manhole

  • : a covered hole in a street that a person can go down into to do work under the street

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of manhole

  1. :  a hole through which one may go especially to gain access to an underground or enclosed structure


MANHOLE Defined for Kids

manhole

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noun man·hole \ˈman-ˌhōl\

Definition of manhole for Students

  1. :  a covered hole (as in a street) large enough to let a person pass through





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