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escape hatch

n
a means of escape in an emergency, esp from a submarine
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Noun1.escape hatch - hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
hatchway, scuttle, opening - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
Translations

escape hatch

n (in submarine, space rocket) → portello di sicurezza
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We have all seen too many films where the heroine has become trapped, had to climb out of one of the little artex tiles that is actually an escape hatch, lay on top of the lift, then risk getting squished by an elevator coming down from above.
The climbing frame can be a spaceship or a castle, the slide a dinosaur's back or aeroplane escape hatch.
Behind it was a 50-cm (20 inch) by 50-cm escape hatch.
Preston boss Simon Grayson admitted it was the worst feeling in his 30 years in the game as Colchester sprang the escape hatch.
15 mm holes and equipped with an escape hatch down.
But it also ruled that the section contains an escape hatch.
Companies competing for the right to ferry station astronauts need to design a spacecraft that can seat a crew of four or more and be equipped with life support systems and an escape hatch in case of emergency.
Mr Arnold''s dad, leading stoker Walter Arnold, aged 27, was the last of four men to escape from the sub before the escape hatch jammed.
It seems we are using technology as bit of escape hatch, grabbing a portable device and a bit of time-out from the family Christmas pressure cooker, as well as a way of bringing the family together.
Among the notable VR-12 airframe systems is the "hatch mount" version, an integrated antenna system and radome package that drops into the escape hatch of a C-130 aircraft.
Political gddlock is an obvious problem--but it also provides an opportune escape hatch.
Selsey lobster, caught off Selsey on the West Sussex coast, is said to have a sweeter flavour than other types of lobster sold in the UK and is caught using a specially designed 'parlourpot', which has an escape hatch allowing immature lobsters to escape.