manhole

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a hole in a roadway or pavement leading to a shaft down which an inspector can go to look at the sewers

Construction

  • A vertical access shaft from the ground surface to a sewer or underground utilities, usually at a junction, to allow cleaning, inspection, connections, and repairs.

Military

  • noun a covered hole providing access to a sewer

Wine

  • a large opening in the side of a wine tank through which the pomace and lees can be removed after the wine is drained off
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