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Porthole   Listen

A window in a ship or airplane.
An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through.  Synonyms: embrasure, port.

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"Porthole" Quotes from Famous Books

... sprang to his feet and escorted the young lady from the saloon. He glanced back, as he left the table, to nod his adieux to the little company whom he had taken under his charge. Philip Romilly was gazing steadfastly out of the porthole. ...
— The Cinema Murder • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... with muffled oars, but a wind rose, setting a tremendous surf lashing the rocks, and yet the invaders might have succeeded but for a piece of rashness. A hundred men had gained the shore when, with the thoughtlessness of schoolboys, they uttered a jubilant yell. {219} Instantly, porthole, platform, gallery, belched death through the darkness. The story is told that a raw New England lad was in the act of climbing the French flagstaff to hang out his own red coat as English flag when a Swiss guard hacked him to pieces. The boats not yet ashore were sunk by the blaze of cannon. ...
— Canada: the Empire of the North - Being the Romantic Story of the New Dominion's Growth from Colony to Kingdom • Agnes C. Laut

... he vanished, and reappearing in a moment with a huge brass key, entered the arch, unlocked the gate which closed the aperture fronting the east like the cover of a porthole, and sent it with a ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, Issue 35, September, 1860 • Various

Words linked to "Porthole" :   deadlight, window, port, opening, fuselage, ship

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