glory hole


: a furnace for softening glass when it becomes stiff in offhand working and for fire-polishing glass
: an opening directly into the interior of such a furnace
specifically : bottoming hole
: a receptacle (as a box or cupboard) or area into which odds and ends are put haphazardly and in no particular order
: the quarters of stewards or stokers on board a ship
: an opencut or funnel-shaped excavation formed by drawing off soft or broken ore through an underground passage

called also mill hole

: a hole made through a wall or partition to enable people to perform sex acts anonymously

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“Glory hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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