from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A place, such as a cupboard, for storing odds and ends.
- noun The opening of a furnace used in glassblowing.
- noun A vertical mine shaft or pit used for mining ore.
- noun Vulgar Slang A hole in a wall, especially in a bathroom stall or a booth, used for engaging in anonymous sexual activity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small furnace for reheating glass.
- noun Nautical, the lazaret or lazaretto, a low space below the main-deck in the after part of a vessel where provisions and spare gear are stowed.
- noun An opening through which the interior of a furnace can be seen and reached.
- noun A place for hiding away things prized; also, a cupboard for domestic utensils, as brooms, etc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mining originally, a hole in a mineshaft where an orebody is mined upwards until it breaks through the surface into the open air.
- noun slang, sexual a
holein a screenor wallbig enough to allow an erect penisto be stuck through, made to facilitate anonymous sexwith another person.
- noun slang a military
- noun glassblowing A
holein the side of a furnaceused to heat glass held on a metal rod
- noun slang, Scotland a deep built-in
cupboardunder the eavesor stairs of a house used for general storage, particularly of unrelated or unwanted items stored in some disorder
- noun slang, naval in merchant and Royal Navy:
- noun An
excavationinto the sea floor designed to protect the wellhead equipmentinstalled at the surface of a petroleum wellfrom icebergs or pack ice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Originally, untidy storage place, lazaret : glory, of unknown meaning (perhaps akin to Scots glaury, muddy, from glaur, mud but later influenced by glory, honor, halo, perhaps in reference to the glow of a glassblowing furnace) + hole.]
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