Hand-hole plate
hand-hole hand"-hole` (h[a^]nd"h[=o]l`), n. (Steam Boilers) A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Hand-hole plate}, the cover of a hand-hole. [1913 Webster]


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