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man·hole

 (măn′hōl′)
n.
A hole, usually with a cover, through which a person may enter a sewer, boiler, drain, or similar structure.

manhole

(ˈmænˌhəʊl)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) Also called: inspection chamber a shaft with a removable cover that leads down to a sewer or drain
2. (General Engineering) a hole, usually with a detachable cover, through which a man can enter a boiler, tank, etc

man•hole

(ˈmænˌhoʊl)

n.
a hole, usu. with a cover, giving access to a sewer, drain, steam boiler, etc.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manhole - a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structuremanhole - a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
manhole cover - a flush iron cover for a manhole (as in a street)
Translations
فُتْحَة الدُّخول إلى المَجاري لإصْلاحِها
kanalizační šachtaprůlez
=-dækselkloakdæksel
šaht
op aî holræsi
menholrögar

manhole

[ˈmænhəʊl]
B. CPD manhole cover Ntapa f de registro, tapa f de alcantarilla

manhole

[ˈmænhəʊl] nbouche f d'égout manhole covermanhole cover nplaque f d'égout

manhole

nKanal- or Straßenschacht m; (in boiler etc) → Mannloch nt, → Einsteigöffnung f

manhole

[ˈmænˌhəʊl] nbotola stradale

man

(mӕn) plural men (men) noun
1. an adult male human being. Hundreds of men, women and children; a four-man team.
2. human beings taken as a whole; the human race. the development of man.
3. obviously masculine male person. He's independent, tough, strong, brave – a real man!
4. a word sometimes used in speaking informally or giving commands to someone. Get on with your work, man, and stop complaining!
5. an ordinary soldier, who is not an officer. officers and men.
6. a piece used in playing chess or draughts. I took three of his men in one move.
verbpast tense, past participle manned
to supply with men (especially soldiers). The colonel manned the guns with soldiers from our regiment.
-man (-mən) , (-mӕn) a person (formerly usually used for either sex; currently, often replaced by -person when the person referred to can be of either sex) who performs a particular activity, as in postman, *milkman, *chairman
etc.
ˈmanhood noun
1. (of a male) the state of being adult, physically (and mentally) mature etc. He died before he reached manhood.
2. manly qualities. He took her refusal to marry him as an insult to his manhood.
manˈkind noun
the human race as a whole. He worked for the benefit of all mankind.
ˈmanly adjective
having the qualities thought desirable in a man, ie strength, determination, courage etc. He is strong and manly.
ˈmanliness noun
manned adjective
supplied with men. a manned spacecraft.
ˈman-eating adjective
which will eat people. a man-eating tiger.
ˈman-eater noun
manˈhandle verb
1. to move, carry etc by hand. When the crane broke down, they had to manhandle the crates on to the boat.
2. to treat roughly. You'll break all the china if you manhandle it like that!
ˈmanhole noun
a hole (usually in the middle of a road or pavement) through which someone may go to inspect sewers etc.
ˌman-ˈmade adjective
made, happening or formed by man, not by natural means. a man-made lake.
ˈmanpower noun
the number of people available for employment etc. There's a shortage of manpower in the building industry.
ˈmanservantplural ˈmenservants noun
a male servant (especially one employed as a valet). He has only one manservant.
ˈmansize(d) adjective
of a size suitable for a man; large. a mansized breakfast.
ˈmanslaughter noun
the crime of killing someone, without intending to do so. He was found guilty of manslaughter.
ˈmenfolk noun plural
male people, especially male relatives. The wives accompanied their menfolk.
ˈmenswear (ˈmenz-) noun
clothing for men. Do you sell menswear?
as one man
simultaneously; together. They rose as one man to applaud his speech.
the man in the street
the ordinary, typical, average man. The man in the street often has little interest in politics.
man of letters
a writer and/or scholar. Shakespeare was perhaps Britain's greatest man of letters.
man of the world
a sophisticated man who is not likely to be shocked or surprised by most things. You can speak freely – we're all men of the world.
man to man as one man to another; openly or frankly: They talked man to man about their problems; adjective (etc)
a man-to-man discussion.
to a man
every one, without exception. They voted to a man to accept the proposal.
References in classic literature ?
I searched all over the outside for an aperture, a panel, or a manhole, to use a technical expression; but the lines of the iron rivets, solidly driven into the joints of the iron plates, were clear and uniform.
He strode across the cellar and pulled at the one full bin; something slid out, it was a binful of empty bottles, and this time they were allowed to crash upon the floor; the squire stood pointing to a manhole at the back of the bin.
Harris cast a wistful look towards the manhole, not in cowardice, I fancy, but in sudden longing for the sea, the longing of a poor devil of a sailor-man doomed to die ashore.
Directly below it was a circular manhole in the floor from which he removed the cover revealing a well partially filled with a reddish liquid.
It was empty then, and its manhole was the foremost one in the alleyway.
Mind that manhole lid, sir," they lowered him into the bunker.
It is reached by manholes where it runs under the streets and in little switching-boxes placed at intervals it is frayed out into separate pairs of wires that blossom at length into telephones.
My immediate trouble was why we should dig this long tunnel, when it was possible to get into the drain at once down one of the manholes, and work back to the house.
We see nothing of England's outlines: only a white pavement pierced in all directions by these manholes of variously coloured fire--Holy Island's white and red--St.
VC Pandey,a 1999- batch IAS officer,who is currently the secretary of art and culture in the Delhi government,had gone for a walk when he fell into the open manhole.
These open manholes pose a huge threat to the lives of the public particularly children.
Rather than taking a piecemeal approach to a project, the Manhole Shield is a comprehensive system with high-quality components designed to function with one another.