bolt-hole

noun
\ ˈbōlt-ˌhōl How to pronounce bolt-hole (audio) \

Definition of bolt-hole

chiefly British
: a place of escape or refuge

First Known Use of bolt-hole

circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bolt-hole was circa 1851

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“Bolt-hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolt-hole. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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bolt-hole

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English Language Learners Definition of bolt-hole

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

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