hideout

noun
hide·out | \ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of hideout 

: a place of refuge, retreat, or concealment

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Examples of hideout in a Sentence

police found the stolen jewels under the floorboards in the thief's hideout, a cabin deep in the woods

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Zschaepe sets fire to their hideout in the nearby town of Zwickau and mails videos featuring a Pink Panther cartoon character to the media in which the NSU claims responsibility for the killings. Fox News, "A brief history of German neo-Nazi group NSU," 11 July 2018 Our new Troll Hunt exhibition features six colossal wooden creatures and a top-secret hideout set among our 1,700-acre grounds. Jen Banowetz, Naperville Sun, "Bikes are welcome at Morton Arboretum event," 27 June 2018 Both the government and the militants declared temporary cease-fires for the end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr holiday, leading to hugs and selfies between the two sides as militants emerged from their hideouts to enter towns and cities. NBC News, "Afghans march 400 miles for peace, vow that's just the beginning," 18 June 2018 Phone records show that one of the calls was made from the hideout house shortly before the murders. latimes.com, "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 There is a historically accurate train (loaned from the Bavarian Railway Museum) loaded with gold bricks and hideouts where Trotskyists crank out propaganda on printing presses. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "Babylon Berlin Is the Best Historical Drama on Netflix," 17 Feb. 2018 Both the government and the militants declared temporary ceasefires for the end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr holiday, leading to hugs and selfies between the two sides as militants emerged from their hideouts to enter towns and cities. The Christian Science Monitor, "Afghans finish month-long march for peace," 18 June 2018 The preserve includes the ranch where Jesse James’ gang members, Cole and Jim Younger, worked for a few years as part of a California hideout. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chronicle hike yields La Honda’s coastal hill treasures," 14 June 2018 Many Chamaleños fled to the mountains in the north to a hideout called Lonesome Cove. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Old American colony in Mexico clings to its past," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of hideout

1885, in the meaning defined above

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hideout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hideout

: a place where someone (such as a criminal) hides to avoid being found or captured

hideout

noun
hide·out | \ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \

Kids Definition of hideout

: a secret place for hiding (as from the police)

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