glory hole

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glory hole

1. Informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
2. Nautical another term for lazaretto

glory hole

[′glȯ·rē ‚hōl]
(civil engineering)
A funnel-shaped, fixed-crest spillway.
(engineering)
A furnace for resoftening or fire polishing glass during working, or an entrance in such a furnace.
(mining engineering)
An opening formed by the removal of soft or broken ore through an underground passage.
(nucleonics)