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port·hole

 (pôrt′hōl′)
n.
1. Nautical A small, usually circular window in a ship's side.
2. An opening in a fortified wall; an embrasure.

porthole

(ˈpɔːtˌhəʊl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a small aperture in the side of a vessel to admit light and air, usually fitted with a watertight glass or metal cover, or both. Sometimes shortened to: port
2. (Fortifications) an opening in a wall or parapet through which a gun can be fired; embrasure

port•hole

(ˈpɔrtˌhoʊl, ˈpoʊrt-)

n.
1. a round, windowlike opening with a hinged, watertight glass cover in the side of a vessel for admitting air and light. Compare port 4 (def. 1).
2. an opening in a wall, door, etc., as one through which to shoot.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porthole - a window in a ship or airplaneporthole - a window in a ship or airplane  
deadlight - a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
2.porthole - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing throughporthole - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations
كُوَّةٌ جانِبِيَّه
okénko
koøje
kajütablakkerek hajóablak
kÿrauga
iliuminatoriusliukas
iluminatorslūka
okienko
ladijska lina
gemi penceresilumbar

porthole

[ˈpɔːthəʊl] Nportilla f

porthole

[ˈpɔːrthəʊl] nhublot m

porthole

nBullauge nt

porthole

[ˈpɔːtˌhəʊl] noblò m inv

porthole

(ˈpoːthəul) noun
a small, usually round, window in a ship.
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