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

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BOLT-HOLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bolt-hole for English Language Learners

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


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