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bolt-hole

[bohlt-hohl] /ˈboʊltˌhoʊl/
noun
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.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for bolt hole

bolt hole

noun
1.
a place of escape from danger
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