MEANING: noun:
1. A place of escape, hiding, or seclusion.
2. A hole through which to escape when in danger.

ETYMOLOGY: From bolt + hole, from Old English bolt (a heavy arrow) + Old English hol (hole, cave). Earliest documented use: 1851.

BOLT HOME - what the third-base runner does on a passed ball

DOLT-HOLE - alternative to a dunce cap on the three-legged stool in the corner

BOLE-HOLE - where you hang the bucket after tapping the sugar maple tree