escape hatch

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. the escape hatch of a submarine

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First Known Use of escape hatch

1925

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of escape hatch for English Language Learners

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


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