manhole

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Etymology[edit]

man +‎ hole

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

manhole (plural manholes)

  1. A hole in the ground used to access the sewers or other underground vaults and installations.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In contexts such as government documents where anything that might be perceived as sexist is avoided, this has mostly been replaced by maintenance hole

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