from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hole or duct by which a human being may access a utility area for maintenance purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small passageway, as in a mine, that a man may pass through.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A manhole.
- n. In coal-mining: A small passageway used by the miners, but not for transportation of the coal.
- n. The passage used as an airway or chute.
man + way (Wiktionary)