porthole

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noun port·hole \ˈpȯrt-ˌhōl\

Definition of porthole

  1. 1 :  an opening (as a window) with a cover or closure especially in the side of a ship or aircraft

  2. 2 :  a port through which to shoot

  3. 3 :  2port 2

Origin and Etymology of porthole

2port


First Known Use: circa 1591


PORTHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

porthole

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noun port·hole \ˈpȯrt-ˌhōl\

Definition of porthole for English Language Learners

  • : a small round window in the side of a ship or aircraft


PORTHOLE Defined for Kids

porthole

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noun port·hole \ˈpȯrt-ˌhōl\

Definition of porthole for Students

  1. :  a small window in the side of a ship or airplane


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