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glory hole

n.
1. A place, such as a cupboard, for storing odds and ends.
2. The opening of a furnace used in glassblowing.
3. A vertical mine shaft or pit used for mining ore.
4. Vulgar Slang A hole in a wall, especially in a bathroom stall or a booth, used for engaging in anonymous sexual activity.

[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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glory hole

n
1. (Nautical Terms) informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical another term for lazaretto1
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Noun1.glory hole - a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
locker, storage locker, cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
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glory hole

glory hole

n
(inf)Rumpel- or Kramecke f; (= room)Rumpelkammer f; (= box)Rumpelkiste f; (= drawer)Kramschublade f
(Naut) → Logis nt
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glory hole

n (fam) → ripostiglio
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Macabre, The Skull, Whut?, Gloryhole Guillotine: 8 p.m.
The temperature of the 'gloryhole' reheating chamber which is used to keep the glass in a soft, workable condition is kept at a steady 1150C.
Bodies of Water Gloryhole Creek, Alaska Pecker Pond, N.H.