lubber's hole


: a hole in a square-rigger's top near the mast through which one may go farther aloft without going over the rim by the futtock shrouds

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lubber's hole was circa 1784

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“Lubber's hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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