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
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.
The unidentified man was swept into the underground tubing of Betim, a city 350 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, and remained stuck in there until someone finally heard his cries for help through a manhole cover.
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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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