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escape hatch

noun
1.
a hatch used for emergency escape, as from a submarine or aircraft.
2.
a means of avoiding a troublesome situation; a ready or handy way out.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for escape-hatch

escape hatch

noun
1.
a means of escape in an emergency, esp from a submarine
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