pothole [pät′hōl΄]
1. a deep hole or pit; esp., a deep, round hole formed in the rock of a river bed by gravel whirling in water
3. a deep cave extending downward underground

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  • Pothole — Pot hole , n. A circular hole formed in the rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a natural depression of the rock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pothole — also pot hole, 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from M.E. pot in sense of a deep hole for a mine, or from peat digging (late 14c., sense now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pothole — [n] chuckhole cavity, crater, depression, dip, fracture, gap, hole, pit, pocket, rut, split; concept 513 …   New thesaurus

  • pothole — ► NOUN 1) a deep natural underground cave formed by the eroding action of water. 2) a hole in a road surface. ► VERB Brit. ▪ explore underground potholes as a pastime. DERIVATIVES potholed adjective potholer noun potholing noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Pothole — For other uses, see Pothole (disambiguation). A deep pothole on New York City s Second Avenue A pothole (sometimes called a kettle and known in parts of the Western United States as a chuckhole) is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway …   Wikipedia

  • pothole — [[t]pɒ̱thoʊl[/t]] potholes also pot hole 1) N COUNT A pothole is a large hole in the surface of a road, caused by traffic and bad weather. 2) N COUNT A pothole is a deep hole in the ground. Potholes often lead to underground caves and tunnels …   English dictionary

  • pothole — UK [ˈpɒtˌhəʊl] / US [ˈpɑtˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms pothole : singular pothole plural potholes 1) a hole in a road 2) British a large natural hole in a mountain or under the ground Derived word: potholed UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • pothole — noun Date: 1826 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. a pot shaped hole in a road surface 3. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pothole Dome — is a granite dome on the West side of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park. [cite web|url=http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:16820796397353474508::NO::P3 FID:252454|title=Geographic Names Information… …   Wikipedia

  • Pothole Skinny — Records.After a recommendation from friend Pat Gubler (PG Six), Stephen met up with Pat’s Tower Recordings’ band mate Scott Freyer. Quickly after, friends Frank Murphy and Mark Townsend agreed on joining in to create and nurture Pothole Skinny.… …   Wikipedia

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