Meaning of POTHOLE in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun


a. : a circular hole formed in the rocky bed of a river or stream by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water — called also kettle

b. : a pot-shaped hole in the surface of a pavement

c. : a circumscribed body of water frequented by wildfowl

2. : a deep cave opening upward to the surface

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