manhole manhole  /ˈmæn ˌhoʊl/


  • (n) a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure


  1. Expertly they flipped off the manhole lid.
  2. We almost missed the manhole cover beneath its layer of dirt, dead leaves and twigs.
  3. He strides manfully forward, his eye on the horizon thus never noticing the open manhole he's about to step into.


  1. Electrical spark pops manhole lids

    Visitors and residents need not fear flying manhole covers in downtown Des Moines, current and former city utility workers said Wednesday, hours after an underground cable malfunction sparked explosions near Fourth Street and Court Avenue.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Manhole fire causes more power outages in Back Bay Sunday night

    About 30 more NStar customers across six or seven buildings near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue lost power Sunday when flames burst from a manhole at about 8:45 p.m., officials said. Bill Zamparelli, a spokesman for NStar, said the fire was not related to the major outage that hit the Back Bay Sunday morning, even though the fire started in the same network of ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal

    Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal A spokesman for the New Rochelle school district says Friday morning's fire sent smoke into the high school and prompted an evacuation of the 3,000 students. The spokesman says all after-school activities were canceled — except for the senior prom, which was to be held Friday night in New York City.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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  1. "Street circuits are always a challenge and Townsville is no different," Courtney said. "The car slides around on the bumps and you have to deal with manhole covers, white lines and different cambers."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: James Courtney Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "You have pinholes and you have manholes," Gardenhire said. "Torii Hunter leaving us is a manhole."
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Ron Gardenhire Source:

  3. "Any small movement at the bottom sways a lot at the top," Walker said. "Obviously they didn't see the manhole cover. The vault is pretty sturdy but can't handle that kind of weight."
    on Oct 13, 2009 By: William Walker Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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