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  • n. A hole through which gas or air can escape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A touchhole; a vent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vent.
  • n. A buttonhole at the wrist of a shirt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hole for the escape of gas or air
  • n. a hole for the escape of gas or air


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  • Perkins had reloaded the volley gun and Harper now fired it again just as a musket flashed from the equivalent venthole in Donaju's barracks.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Harper plucked the oilcloth free and jammed the burning concoction of dripping pitch and straw on to the venthole.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • There had been no time to run the one remaining cannon into a firing position and Harper, regretting the lost chance, went to check that the quickfuse still led through the cleared venthole to the charge.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The strength of the solution is maintained by spare crystals of sal-ammoniac lying on the bottom of the cell, which is closed to prevent evaporation, but has a venthole for the escape of gas.

    The Story of Electricity

  • They covered it with Oahu mats, for a carpet; stopped up the venthole in bad weather, and made it their head-quarters.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • It was erected at the end of the casemate opposite the door and below the venthole through which daylight penetrates.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

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