mousehole

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English[edit]

A mousehole on a drilling rig.

Etymology[edit]

mouse +‎ hole.

Noun[edit]

mousehole (plural mouseholes)

  1. A hole through which a mouse enters a room.
  2. Any small hole or opening.
  3. (oil industry, drilling) The storage area on a drilling rig where the next joint of drilling pipe is held until needed.

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