pothole NOUN 1) a deep natural underground cave formed by the eroding action of water. 2) a hole in a road surface.
VERB Brit. explore underground potholes as a pastime.
DERIVATIVES potholed adjective potholer noun potholing noun.
ORIGIN from dialect pot «pit».

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  • potholing — [ˈpɒtˌhəʊlɪŋ] noun [U] British the sport of going into holes in mountains or underground …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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