Definition of glory hole
1a : a furnace for softening glass when it becomes stiff in offhand working and for fire-polishing glass b : an opening directly into the interior of such a furnace; specifically : bottoming hole
2 : a receptable (as a box or cupboard) or area into which odds and ends are put haphazardly and in no particular order
3a : lazaretto 3 b : the quarters of stewards or stokers on board a ship
4 : an opencut or funnel-shaped excavation formed by drawing off soft or broken ore through an underground passage —called also mill hole
5 : a hole made through the partition of adjoining toilet stalls to enable homosexuals to perform fellatio anonymously
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