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Meaning of PORTHOLE

Pronunciation:  'powrt`howl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
  2. [n]  a window in a ship or airplane

PORTHOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: embrasure, port
 See Also: deadlight, fuselage, opening, ship, window



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Port"hole`\, n. (Naut.)
An embrasure in a ship's side. See 3d {Port}.

Thesaurus Terms
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