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addaword.gifdefinition of drainspotting

noun
the activity of looking for decorated manhole covers
In Japan, scanning the streets for colourful manhole covers has become a pastime for anyone looking to experience the distinctly Japanese visual phenomenon of 'drainspotting'.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/06/2010 11:33:00
Definition of drainspotting from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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