1. manhole

noun. ['ˈmænˌhoʊl'] a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure.


  • hole


  • hole (English)
  • man (English)
  • man (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Manhole

  • blowhole
  • buttonhole
  • cubbyhole
  • foxhole
  • keyhole
  • loophole
  • mousehole
  • pigeonhole
  • pinhole
  • posthole
  • pothole
  • sinkhole

Example sentences of the word manhole

1. Adjective
Insert the tape measure into the manhole cover or hole where the sewer pipe is located.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Remove the manhole cover if you are calculating the invert elevation for a city sewer pipe.

Quotes containing the word manhole

1. Love is illogical. You fall into it like a manhole. Then you're just stuck. You die in love more than you live in love.
- Tarryn Fisher, Dirty Red