Definition of mudhole in US English:

mudhole

noun

  • 1A hole containing mud or in which mud collects, especially one which forms a defect or obstacle in a road; specifically a hot mud spring.

  • 2A hole at the base of a boiler, condenser, etc., through which sediment can be removed.

  • 3A despised place; a place of filth and squalor.

  • 4A situation or factor that impedes progress or entraps a person.

Origin

Early 18th century. From mud + hole.

Pronunciation

mudhole

/ˈmʌdhəʊl/