Definition of manhole
: a hole through which one may go especially to gain access to an underground or enclosed structure
Recent Examples of manhole from the Web
The hotel logo riffs on the hexagonal design of the old-school NOPSI manhole covers.
Our server placed before me a fluffy waffle about the size of a manhole cover that held a glorious pile of chicken that had been deboned and lovingly fried.
Cracks and joint separations are allowing stormwater to infiltrate and surcharge the lines, causing them to overflow from manholes.
County crews started repair work at the manhole April 10 and closed the trail segment around May 1.
Kathy’s father, an illiterate laborer, had gone on disability after damaging an arm while working on a manhole.
Foundries use sand to form the molds for iron bolts, manhole covers, engine blocks, and other cast-metal objects.
A portentous manholeMassage Your sore spots are songbirds.
Another contract, not to exceed $70,000, was awarded to Diversified Infrastructure Services to do a video inspection and cleaning of pipes and manholes in Howard Park, on Main Street and in Hickory Village.
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First Known Use of manhole
MANHOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manhole for English Language Learners
: a covered hole in a street that a person can go down into to do work under the street
MANHOLE Defined for Kids
Definition of manhole for Students
: a covered hole (as in a street) large enough to let a person pass through
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