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escape hatch

noun

Simple Definition of escape hatch

  • : a door or hatch that can be used to get out of something in an emergency

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of escape hatch

  1. 1 :  a hatch providing an emergency exit from an enclosed space

  2. 2 :  a means of evading a difficulty, dilemma, or responsibility

Examples of escape hatch in a sentence

  1. the escape hatch of a submarine



1925

First Known Use of escape hatch

1925


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