escape hatch

escape hatch
Synonyms and related words:
alternative, back door, back stairs, back way, bolt-hole, boundary condition, catch, choice, clause, condition, covert way, donnee, ejection seat, emergency exit, escalator clause, escalier derobe, escape clause, escape route, fine print, fire escape, given, grounds, inflatable slide, joker, kicker, life buoy, life net, life raft, lifeboat, lifeline, limiting condition, loophole, obligation, parameter, prerequisite, pretext, provision, provisions, proviso, requisite, sally port, saving clause, secret exit, secret passage, secret staircase, side door, sine qua non, slide, small print, specification, stipulation, string, terms, ultimatum, underground, underground railroad, underground route, way of escape, way out, whereas

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  • escape hatch — index loophole Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • escape hatch — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms escape hatch : singular escape hatch plural escape hatches a small door for escaping from a ship, aircraft, or submarine in an emergency …   English dictionary

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  • escape hatch — noun Date: 1925 1. a hatch providing an emergency exit from an enclosed space 2. a means of evading a difficulty, dilemma, or responsibility …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • escape hatch — es cape ,hatch noun count a small door for escaping from a ship, aircraft, or SUBMARINE in an emergency …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Escape trunk — An escape trunk is a small compartment on a submarine which provides a means for crew to escape from a downed submarine; it operates on a principle similar to an airlock, in that it allows the transfer of persons or objects between two areas of… …   Wikipedia

  • hatch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ closed, open ▪ Leave the hatch open. ▪ access, escape ▪ serving (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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