Definition of Glory hole

1. Noun. A small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship.

Exact synonyms: Lazaretto
Generic synonyms: Cabinet, Locker, Storage Locker



Definition of Glory hole

1. Noun. (mining) originally, a hole in a mineshaft where an orebody is mined upwards until it breaks through the surface into the open air. ¹

2. Noun. (slang sexual) a hole in a screen or wall big enough to allow an erect penis to be stuck through, made to facilitate anonymous sex with another person. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) a military trench. ¹

4. Noun. (glassblowing) A hole in the side of a furnace used to heat glass held on a metal rod ¹

5. Noun. (slang Scottish) a deep built-in cupboard under the eaves or stairs of a house used for general storage, particularly of unrelated or unwanted items stored in some disorder ¹

6. Noun. (slang naval) in merchant and Royal Navy: ¹

7. Noun. An excavation into the sea floor designed to protect the wellhead equipment installed at the surface of a petroleum well from icebergs or pack ice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glory Hole

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gloriosa
gloriosas
glorious
gloriously
gloriousness
gloriousnesses
glory
glory-hole
glory-holes
glory-of-the-snow
glory box
glory boxes
glory days
glory fern
glory hole (current term)
glory holes
glory lily
glory pea
gloryholer
gloryholers
glorying
gloss
gloss-
gloss over
glossa
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glossal
glossalgia

Literary usage of Glory hole

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1. The New York Times Current History (1915)
"The glory hole" [From The London Daily Chronicle.] The scene of Lieutenant Smyth's miraculous relief expedition with ten Sikh volunteer?, across 250 yards ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"Glory-hole Sloping Seventeen per cent, of the total mine tonnage for the year 1918 was obtained from glory-hole mining above the 160-ft. level. ..."

3. Fuel Oil in Industry by Stephen Osgood Andros (1920)
"glory hole Furnace. (Courtesy of Tate-Jones & Co., Inc.) ware could be manufactured. As a rule, the higher the percentage of silica the more difficult the ..."

4. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"35. underground Glory-hole Method General. This method, also known as ... Back and side walls of a glory hole 1 inaccessible as stoping progresses, ..."

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