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    what does manhole mean

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    A manhole is a large opening for access to sewers and other things underground. It's a hole, and it's big enough for a man, thus the name.


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    The meaning of ?gmanhole?h is exactly what RonBee said. In modern cargo ships there are a lot of manholes to access tanks. Starboard and port decks are fitted with side tanks as well as on tanktops - The plating forming the top of the double bottom. It is fitted to the tops of the floor plates, longitudinals and center keelson, and makes a complete inner skin extending over the bottom and sometimes up the sides of a vessel. Link to explanation of tanktop:

    I think, if SS Titanic was fitted with double bottoms and bulkheads -A term applied to any of the partition walls used for subdividing the interior of a ship into the various compartments. The main partition walls also serve as strength members of the ship÷Ő structure and as a protection against water passing from one compartment to another - it would not have sunk so fast. Link to explanation of bulkhead:

    Just remember it as a hole for a man.

    By the way, women in USA have been fighting for sexes equality. Chairman becomes chairwomen, now chairperson.

    Should we change ?gmanhole?h, to ?gwomanhole?h, or ?gpersonhole?h? (just kidding)

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    Something wrong with my previous msg - repost part of it

    The last paragraph should be read as "Should we change 'manhole', to 'womanhole', or 'personhole'? (just kidding)"

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