chuckhole

noun

chuck·​hole ˈchək-ˌhōl How to pronounce chuckhole (audio)
: a hole or rut in a road : pothole

Examples of chuckhole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To stay safe, the duo fixes chuckholes on side streets during times when traffic is light. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 7 Apr. 2018 The famously libertarian Swanson, played by actor Nick Offerman, cut through the bureaucratic red tape and shoveled asphalt into the chuckholes himself. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 7 Apr. 2018 Without a receipt, the cost for these cures to the common chuckhole run $8 to $11. Leigh Hedger, Indianapolis Star, 20 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

perhaps from chuck entry 3 + hole

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chuckhole was in 1836

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“Chuckhole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chuckhole. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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