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1. A hole or pit, especially one in a road surface. Also called chuckhole.
2. A deep round hole worn in rock by loose stones whirling in strong rapids or waterfalls.
3. Western US A place filled with mud or quicksand that is a hazard to cattle.

pot′holed′ adj.


1. (Physical Geography) geography
a. a deep hole in limestone areas resulting from action by running water. See also sinkhole1
b. a circular hole in the bed of a river produced by abrasion
2. (Physical Geography) a deep hole, esp one produced in a road surface by wear or weathering



1. a hole formed in pavement, as by excessive use or by extremes of weather.
2. a hole cut in submerged bedrock by the erosive action of gravel whirled about by eddying water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pothole - a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)pothole - a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
حُفْرَةحُفْرَة في الطَّريقنُقْرَه ، حُفْرَة في صَخْر بِفِعل الماء
výmolobří hrnec
rupa na cesti
hola/hvarf í vegiskessuketill
팬 구멍
krasová priepasťobrí hrniec
yol çukurudüşey mağarakasisobruk
ổ gà


[ˈpɒthəʊl] N
1. (in road) → bache m
2. (Geol) → marmita f de gigante, gruta f; (loosely) → cueva f, caverna f, profunda gruta f


[ˈpɒthəʊl] n
(in road)nid-de-poule m
(= underground cave) → puits mpot-holed potholed [ˈpɒthəʊld] adj [road] → plein(e) de nids-de-poule


[ˈpɒtˌhəʊl] n (in road) → buca (Brit) (Geol) → marmitta


(pot) noun
any one of many kinds of deep container used in cooking, for holding food, liquids etc or for growing plants. a cooking-pot; a plant-pot; a jam-pot; The waiter brought her a pot of tea.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpotted
to plant in a pot.
ˈpotted adjective
1. (of food) pressed into a pot or jar in order to preserve it. potted meat.
2. contained in a pot. a potted plant.
3. brief; summarized. a potted history of Britain.
ˈpothole noun
1. a hole or cave made in rock by the action of swirling water.
2. a hole worn in a road-surface.
ˈpot-shot noun
an easy or casual shot that doesn't need careful aim. He took a pot-shot at a bird on the fence.
take pot luck
to take whatever happens to be available, eg as an unexpected guest at a meal-time.


حُفْرَة výmol hul Schlagloch λακκούβα cueva subterránea kuoppa nid-de-poule rupa na cesti cavità ポットホール 팬 구멍 putje hull wybój buraco выбоина tjälskott หลุมบ่อ yol çukuru ổ gà 坑洼
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Access into and out of the city centre will be severely restricted for five months to allow for a major pot hole repair programme.