glory hole

(redirected from glory holes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

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)
References in periodicals archive ?
A few more dabs into some gold glass powder and the addition of a handful of tiny glass flowers and the whole thing goes back into the glory hole where the forces of chemistry step in to give the paperweight the studio's distinctive iridescent sheen.
In some work from the series, the artists have staged unexpected clashes between the aesthetic of the white cube and that of the dimly lit gay bar, providing glory holes and other facilities for swift sexual exchanges.
Additionally, the property has extensive prospect activity, ranging from small trenches and pits to several small adits and substantial glory holes.
I got a chance to check out Seattle's Glory Holes while in the Northwest It's Doug Slug, longtime band member of Sinister Six and others on vocals, backed by two chicks and two clicks.
Production was achieved from both glory holes and the underground development of an extensive quartz vein system centered on an area known as Sturec.
Numerous pits, adits, glory holes and a decline have exposed the mineralization where past small scale mining produced ore at an average grade of 8 grams per tonne (g/t) gold with no credit given for copper content.
Wellheads will be contained in glory holes beneath the mudline to protect them from grounding icebergs.