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pothole

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noun pot·hole \ˈpät-ˌhōl\

Simple Definition of pothole

  • : a deep, round hole in a road or some other surface (such as the bottom of a river)

Full Definition of pothole

  1. 1 a :  a circular hole formed in the rocky bed of a river by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water b :  a sizable rounded often water-filled depression in land

  2. 2 :  a pot-shaped hole in a road surface

  3. 3 :  a usually minor difficulty or setback <hit a pothole in her comeback attempt>

pot·holed play \-ˌhōld\ adjective

1826

First Known Use of pothole

1826


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