Meaning of POTHOLE in English

POTHOLE

(ROADS) [noun] [C] - a hole in a road surface which results from gradual damage caused by traffic and/or weatherThe car's suspension is so good that when you hit a pothole you hardly notice it.(figurative) The road to economic recovery is full of potholes (= possible problems).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.