Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pothole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a pothole

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a deep hole in a wagon rut.
  • n. a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering especially in a road surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The small hole in the ground into which the farthing is to be thrown in the game of chuck-farthing; also, the game itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)

Etymologies

Probably from chuck1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Bronco seemed to hit every bump and chuckhole on the road home.

    Baby Games

  • Chase shouted at his younger sister as she drove straight over a chuckhole.

    Texas! Chase

  • Forty-two She didn't raise her head until the Blazer jounced over a chuckhole.

    Best Kept Secrets

  • I tried to raise myself forward to keep the pressure off my wrists, but each chuckhole in the road sent me back into the seat and another dig into my skin.

    The Lost Get-Back Boogie

  • The Duke was the Air Force's leading expert on covert low-level missions, and it was said that he could "bull's-eye a chuckhole in a Kansas tornado at midnight."

    Red Storm Rising

  • The very next day we began dancing and singing and taking turns at the chuckhole bar.

    Tramping on Life

  • Tim, who had unslung his rope, aimin 'to help the hosses out of the chuckhole, snatched her off the horn, and with one of the prettiest twenty-foot flip throws I ever see done he snaked old Texas Pete right out of his wicky-up, gun and all.

    Arizona Nights

  • The government needs a reasonable amount of time to repair the chuckhole.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • stenciled onto the doors jounced over a chuckhole.

    Texas! Lucky

  • At each chuckhole and rough patch in the road, Trace’s bruised and battered muscles protested the further abuse.

    The Best Way to Lose

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  • "The small hole in the ground into which the farthing is to be thrown in the game of chuck-farthing; also, the game itself."
    --Cent. Dict.

    October 30, 2012