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- n. : A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hole into which the hand may be inserted, as one near the bottom of a steam-boiler, designed to be used in cleaning the boiler, etc. It is closed by a plate.
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There was a very solid-looking lock on the bar, a key-operated number, too, so he couldn't just cut a hand-hole and reach in.
This trap must be constructed with a cleaning hand-hole on the inside or house side of the trap, or on both sides, and the hand-holes are to be covered gas-tight by brass screw ferrules.
The generating tank is enlarged at its base to form a sludge receptacle _E_, which is provided with a sludge draw-off cock _S_ and a hand-hole _P_.
To each canoe it would be well to have two copper air tanks, one fore, one aft, a hand-hole in each with a water-tight screw cover on hatch.
The story is told that an economical and ingenious schoolmaster once wished to convert a circular table-top, for which he had no use, into seats for two oval stools, each with a hand-hole in the centre.
For his impertinence he received such severe chastisement that he became convinced that the larger the hand-hole in the stools the more comfortable might they be.
The subsequent sealing of the small hand-hole with mud effectually closes the house against intrusion.