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the opening of any trap door, as in a floor, ceiling, or roof.
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In the ceiling over the entrance is a
or trap door opening.
His next chance was with the carpenter and sail-maker, and he lounged round the after
until the last had gone down.
Then he will climb up a narrow stepladder through a
in his third-floor bathroom and onto his rooftop.
The wood around the hinges on my cellar
had rotted, so my father moved them a few inches farther apart.
Rooms were generally small, with a firepit in the floor and a
to access the second story and roof.
They are usually circular and subterranean, in effect if not actually so, and were entered through a roof
Children once scrambled up a ladder that rose through a
in the corner of one room.
Also, notice the
used to reach the roof above.
In addition, a large
will be provided in the operating floor with access to the ground floor laydown area.
If you go to the end of the property towards the back yard, there is a
on the side.
British Dictionary definitions for
an opening in the deck of a vessel to provide access below
a similar opening in a wall, floor, ceiling, or roof, usually fitted with a lid or door
Often shortened to
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