Meaning of POTHOLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpät-ˌhōl ]


Date: 1826


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 usually minor difficulty or setback

hit a pothole in her comeback attempt

• pot·holed -ˌhōld adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.