escape hatch

noun

Definition of escape hatch

  1. 1 :  a hatch providing an emergency exit from an enclosed space

  2. 2 :  a means of evading a difficulty, dilemma, or responsibility

Examples of escape hatch in a Sentence

  1. the escape hatch of a submarine

1925

First Known Use of escape hatch

1925


ESCAPE HATCH Defined for English Language Learners

escape hatch

noun

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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