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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 can distinctly remember seeing, at a certain number of cycles (1,300 comes to mind although this seems now to be too many), cracks appearing at the external corners of the rectangular windows' frames or escape hatches. When any of these tests were repeated, the failure point always occurred at the same number of cycles plus or minus a small margin.
Home Office pathologist Dr Nathaniel Cary said: "In my opinion, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto died as a result of a severe head injury sustained as a consequence of the bomb blast and due to head impact somewhere in the escape hatch of the vehicle."
an escape hatch), and, finally, the original plaster was chipped away.
"They are not using vouchers as an escape hatch from poorly performing public schools," asserts Nancy Van Meter, director of AFT's Center on Privatization.
Almost every proposal for reform would increase the spending limit and give participating candidates an "escape hatch," or higher limit, should they run against a candidate who outspends the new limit.
KILDARE County will offer league legend Pat Scully an escape hatch from his Drogheda United nightmare.
The regime has seized on a nuclear program as the magic escape hatch from its predicament.
Luckily, we had an escape hatch. But, if we go into the single currency and something similar happens, we would have no escape.
"Pat knows there is no escape hatch. We're very pleased that it's starting up again.
See your notes as a vital part of your presentation, not an escape hatch in case your mind suddenly goes blank.
Hagar is "white enough to allow white women authors and readers to imagine themselves in the role of sexual and political rebellion against the patriarchy, but at the same time black enough to provide them with an escape hatch through which such rebellion could be safely disavowed."
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.