bolt-hole
noun Date: circa 1851 chiefly British a place of escape or refuge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bolt-hole — bolt holes also bolthole N COUNT If you say that someone has a bolt hole to go to, you mean that there is somewhere that they can go when they want to get away from people that they know. [BRIT] The hotel is less than an hour from town and is an… …   English dictionary

  • bolt-hole — or bolt hole [bōlt′hōl΄] n. Brit. 1. a path of escape 2. a place for hiding, seclusion, etc.: also bolthole …   English World dictionary

  • bolt hole — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ an escape route or hiding place …   English terms dictionary

  • bolt-hole — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bolt hole : singular bolt hole plural bolt holes British a place where you can hide or where you can go in order to be alone …   English dictionary

  • bolt hole — The hole in metal through which a bolt must be inserted or screwed in place. Also see wheel bolt hole …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bolt-hole — /bohlt hohl /, n. 1. a hole in the ground, protected opening in bushes, etc., into which an animal can flee when pursued or frightened. 2. a place or avenue of escape or refuge: The remote mountain village was a safe bolt hole for refugees during …   Universalium

  • bolt-hole — hole into which an animal can run for safety; hole in the wall of a trench where a soldier can hide or sleep; escape route, path to safety …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bolt-hole — noun a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den • Hypernyms: ↑hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • bolt hole — Synonyms and related words: asylum, back door, back stairs, back way, cache, concealment, corner, cover, covert, covert way, coverture, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, dark corner, den, dugout, ejection seat, emergency exit, escalier derobe, escape… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bolt-hole — noun a) a means of escape b) a place of escape or secret refuge …   Wiktionary

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