Meaning of POTHOLE in English


/pot"hohl'/ , n.

1. a deep hole; pit.

2. a hole formed in pavement, as by excessive use or by extremes of weather.

3. a more or less cylindrical hole formed in rock by the grinding action of the detrital material in eddying water.

4. a cave opening vertically from the ground surface.

[ 1820-30; POT 1 + HOLE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .