Glory hole – definition of glory hole by The Free Dictionary

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glory hole

n.

1. A place, such as a cupboard, for storing odds and ends.

2. The opening of a furnace used in glassblowing.

3. A vertical mine shaft or pit used for mining ore.

4. Vulgar Slang A hole in a wall, especially in a bathroom stall or a booth, used for engaging in anonymous sexual activity.

[Originally,

untidy storage place, lazaret

:

glory

,

of unknown meaning

(perhaps akin to Scots

glaury

,

muddy

, from

glaur

,

mud

but later influenced by

glory

,

honor, halo, perhaps in reference to the glow of a glassblowing furnace

) +

hole

.]

glory hole

n

1. (Nautical Terms) informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects

2.

(Nautical Terms)

nautical

another term for

lazaretto1

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. glory hole – a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship

Translations

glory hole

glory hole

n (inf)

Rumpel- or Kramecke f

;

(= room)

Rumpelkammer f

;

(= box)

Rumpelkiste f

;

(= drawer)

Kramschublade f

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