from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hole or pit, especially one in a road surface. Also called chuckhole.
- n. A deep round hole worn in rock by loose stones whirling in strong rapids or waterfalls.
- n. Western U.S. A place filled with mud or quicksand that is a hazard to cattle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shallow pit or other edged depression in a road's surface, especially when caused by erosion by weather or traffic.
- n. A pit formed in the bed of a turbulent stream.
- n. A vertical cave system, often found in limestone.
- n. A pit resulting from unauthorized excavation by treasure hunters or vandals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A circular hole formed in the rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a natural depression of the rock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To produce in (a solid rock mass) a hole by the action of stones and silt whirled around in an eddy of water. The effect of such action is to produce a deep cylindrical hole, called a well, or a hollowed cavity, called a pot-hole, or, in rare cases, a very large and deep, more or less cylindrical and hollowed cavern, called a giants' kettle or cauldron.
- n. A cavity more or less nearly cylindrical in form, and from a few inches to several feet in depth and diameter, made by an eddying current of water, which causes a stone or a collection of detrital material to revolve and thus wear away the rock with which it is in contact.
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)
So that's a given and now what ought to happens next, we could convince ourselves that we ought to see that this ought to be characterized as a pothole, which is how we characterize it.
Our roads are pothole-riddled, but we can stay in "pothole ranger" mode for a few years until we recover without any major reprocussions.
McMurray hangs on to win pothole-marred Daytona 500
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I see that many local councils are redefining a pothole from a hole in a road 2cm deep to 4cm deep.
I recently got one telling me to "be weary in pothole".
The Potemkin pothole was later sealed by a roadcrew with a gigantic roller truck,
Schwarzenegger creates, then fills Potemkin pothole
In addition to its 15,000 acres, there's walk-in pothole hunting nearby on nearly 8,000 acres of federal waterfowl production areas.
Preisner said the ballot question voters approved never used the word pothole, and he said the City Council never promoted the question.