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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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I show that each bud gains access to the exterior of the parental tube via an escape hatch built into the tube for it by the parent worm.
Rear gunner on a burning Halifax, Jim Finnie of Ottawa fought his way to the centre escape hatch where George Brown stood like a dead man, he had popped his chute and it had spilled down the fuselage which was filling with smoke and flame.
Canada's Criminal Code has an escape hatch called the provocation defence.
Throughout, Marks combines rigorous quantification and keen discursive analysis, without ever using theory as an escape hatch.
if the ERISA's purpose is to protect employees, noncompliance with ERISA requirements should not serve as an escape hatch from ERISA coverage.
Our living habits are changing accordingly, to the point where public open spaces are becoming less a vacation destination than a kind of cultural escape hatch.
In protesting his appointment to the board of trustees they coined the term "Atwaterism" to describe a cleverly packaged racial appeal with a built-in rhetorical escape hatch.
Preston boss Simon Grayson admitted it was the worst feeling in his 30 years in the game as Colchester sprang the escape hatch.
At each house, the Mexican military found the same thing: steel reinforced doors and an escape hatch below the bathtubs.
Mr Arnold's father, leading stoker Walter Arnold, 27, was the last of four men to escape from Thetis before the escape hatch jammed.
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.
The trial saw the two use torches to figure out the combination of an escape hatch which led to a tunnel and more locked gates.