glory hole


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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.]

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
glory hole

glory hole

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

glory hole

n (fam) → ripostiglio
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