A pothole is a hole in the road that is usually caused by rain or snow. When the weather is bad, the ground can collapse, and the hole becomes a pothole.

  • I saw a big pothole in the road.

  • The road is in pretty bad condition, with a lot of potholes.

Definition of pothole


a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)



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Example Sentences for pothole

  • 1

    However, these roads frequently develop potholes that oft remain unrepaired.

  • 2

    However, these roads frequently develop potholes that often remain unrepaired.

  • 3

    The potholes were carved by whirlpool action of sand and gravel in the stream.

  • 4

    Except for a few deep potholes that send an occasional joggle through the cabin, it carries along with nary a commotion.

  • 5

    The road to the 13th general election has been far too long and windy, fraught with cracks and potholes that forebode danger.

  • 6

    Archbald Pothole is an example of just such a pothole.

  • 7

    The diameter of the pothole decreases downward.

  • 8

    A further passageway leads to the terminal pothole.

  • 9

    The pothole is deep and has an elliptical shape.

  • 10

    At the north end of the airstrip, the pavement is starting to pothole.