Pronunciation: (hō-tel'), [key]
1. a commercial establishment offering lodging to travelers and sometimes to permanent residents, and often having restaurants, meeting rooms, stores, etc., that are available to the general public.
2. (cap.) Mil.the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet ballistic missile submarine armed with up to six single-warhead missiles.
3. a word used in communications to represent the letter H.
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