Origin of pothole
Related Words for potholecrater, rut, cavity, dip, gap, pocket, split, fracture, hole, pit, depression
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Contemporary Examples of pothole
Keep in mind, the U.S. can barely keep its government open, fix a pothole, or move a train 45 miles in an hour in this country.Tesla Looks Like a Bubble, Will It Pop?
March 1, 2014
A gentleman named Lee Daly from Dublin, Ireland asked Booker for help with a pothole in front of his house.When Politicians Tweet One-Liners
February 4, 2014
March 17, 2005 – 7:21 p.m. Type: 911 Subject: Maintenance Report: Pothole “that is blocking the road” 4.George Zimmerman’s History of 911 Calls: A Complete Log
March 22, 2012
When Baker took office, it took 2½ years to fill a pothole in St. Petersburg.America's Greatest Mayor?
May 10, 2011
Historical Examples of pothole
- a deep hole in limestone areas resulting from action by running waterSee also sinkhole (def. 1)
- a circular hole in the bed of a river produced by abrasion
- a deep hole, esp one produced in a road surface by wear or weathering
also pot-hole, 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from Middle English pot "a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging" (late 14c.), now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England dialect; perhaps ultimately related to pot (n.1) on notion of "deep, cylindrical shape." Applied to a hole in a road from 1909.