manhole

noun man·hole \ ˈman-ˌhōl \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of manhole

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

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First Known Use of manhole

1769


MANHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

manhole

noun

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

manhole

noun man·hole \ ˈman-ˌhōl \

Definition of manhole for Students

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


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