noun \ˈbōlt-ˌhōl\

: a safe or restful place : a place where you can hide or escape from something that is dangerous or unpleasant

Full Definition of BOLT-HOLE

chiefly British
:  a place of escape or refuge

First Known Use of BOLT-HOLE

circa 1851


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