escape hatch


escape hatch

noun

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

Full Definition of ESCAPE HATCH

1
:  a hatch providing an emergency exit from an enclosed space
2
:  a means of evading a difficulty, dilemma, or responsibility

Examples of ESCAPE HATCH

  1. the escape hatch of a submarine

First Known Use of ESCAPE HATCH

1925

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