porthole

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of portal, as if from port +‎ hole.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔː(ɹ)t.həʊl/

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porthole (plural portholes)

  1. (archaic) A gunport; an opening in the hull of a ship through which cannon are fired.
  2. A circular window set in the hull of a ship.

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