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escape hatch

[ə′skāp ‚hach]
(engineering)
A hatch which permits persons to escape from a compartment, such as the interior of a submarine or aircraft, when normal means of exiting are blocked.

escape hatch

A means of escape from within the interior of a building, usually through a breakable or movable panel.

escape hatch

escape hatch
An opening in the structure of a fuse lage with an easily removable cover to aid the escape of aircrew and passengers in case of an emergency.
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After his pilot ordered him to abandon aircraft, Ottawa's Ed Rae sat at the escape hatch and watched a burning city drift by.
Yet many House Republicans, in near-open revolt against Speaker John Boehner, refuse to either strike a bargain or use McConnell's escape hatch.
I AM no expert on house fires, but I remember once being told that in all new houses built there had to be in every room at least one opening window large enough to act as an escape hatch in an emergency.
Removing him on a stretcher presented a significant technical challenge which was overcome by firstly placing him onto a spinal board and passing him from his cabin through an escape hatch.
There is an escape hatch, but getting through it is almost impossible.
Joy, who works as an occupational therapist and lives in Falkirk, said: "I'd actually told my friend to phone me within half an hour of meeting Callum to give me an escape hatch in case it was a total disaster, but in the end I wished I hadn't because it was like no time had passed at all.
Wednesday's escape hatch victim Nick De Lacy-Brown (no relation to Scott), a man who's a top hat away from being Lord Snooty and a straw boater away from being in the same student club as David Cameron.
In an attempt to minimise the danger to life by fire in Birmingham's back-to-back houses, the Corporation is to experiment with an escape hatch in some of the 11,000 houses of this type in municipal ownership.
Every escape hatch that Lord Butler ( who was watching from the peers' gallery ( afforded him, was gleefully exploited.
But he believes there's an escape hatch to the Leinster final - through the Rathnew net.
Ronald Atkin, Independent on Sunday: The escape hatch has been lifted, but as Coventry manager Gordon Strachan acknowledged, much remains to be done.
A three-man mini-sub, nicknamed the Helicopter because of its speed in the water, was aiming to latch on to an escape hatch 350ft below the surface.