bolt-hole

noun
\ˈbōlt-ˌhōl \

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bolt-hole

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

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