Share this entry

Share this page

escape hatch

Syllabification: es·cape hatch

Definition of escape hatch in English:

noun

A hatch for use as an emergency exit, especially from a submarine, ship, or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • Rescue divers approach the distressed submarine and use the submarine's escape hatch to transfer emergency life support stores.
  • But all hope was lost on the ninth day when divers released the outer aft escape hatch of the submarine and found that it was completely flooded.
  • That's when someone opened the escape hatch on top of the aircraft in the cockpit, Wilson said.

Definition of escape hatch in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…