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1. A place of escape, hiding, or seclusion.
2. A hole through which to escape when in danger.
From bolt + hole, from Old English bolt (a heavy arrow) + Old English hol (hole, cave). Earliest documented use: 1851.
“[New Zealand’s] growing reputation among the superrich as a bolt-hole -- a place insulated from the perils of nuclear war or pandemic -- has probably helped to bolster that image.”
Natasha Frost; What a Job Posting That Went Viral Says About New Zealand; The New York Times; Nov 4, 2022.
See more usage examples of bolt-hole in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, rabbi and professor (11 Jan 1907-1972)