lubber's hole

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of lubber's hole

circa 1784, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Lubber's hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lubber%27s%20hole. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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