1a : a furnace for softening glass when it becomes stiff in offhand working and for fire-polishing glass
b : an opening directly into the interior of such a furnace specifically : bottoming hole
2 : a receptacle (as a box or cupboard) or area into which odds and ends are put haphazardly and in no particular order
b : the quarters of stewards or stokers on board a ship
4 : an opencut or funnel-shaped excavation formed by drawing off soft or broken ore through an underground passage
— called also
5 : a hole made through a wall or partition to enable people to perform sex acts anonymously
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“Glory hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glory%20hole. Accessed 16 Oct. 2020.
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