a hole for the escape of gas or air
Syn: ↑vent, ↑vent-hole, ↑blowhole
Derivationally related forms: ↑ventilate (for: ↑vent)
Hypernyms: ↑hole
Hyponyms: ↑smoke hole
Part Holonyms: ↑air passage, ↑air duct, ↑airway

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: vent (IV) + hole
: an opening that is a vent or is used for venting

an otter's venthole in the ice

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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