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bolt-hole



Pronunciation: (bōlt'hōl"), [key]
n.
1. a hole in the ground, protected opening in bushes, etc., into which an animal can flee when pursued or frightened.
2. a place or avenue of escape or refuge: The remote mountain village was a safe bolt-hole for refugees during the war.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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