bolthole

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Etymology[edit]

bolt + hole

Noun[edit]

bolthole (plural boltholes)

  1. A hole in an animal's den, or through a wall or fence, used for escape or emergency exit; i.e. a hole the animal may bolt through.
  2. (figuratively) A second home, etc. where a person can go to escape the stresses of everyday life.
    a bolthole in the Dordogne

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