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lubber's hole

noun, Nautical.
(in a top on a mast) an open space through which a sailor may pass instead of climbing out on the futtock shrouds.
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First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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lubber's hole

(nautical) a hole in a top or platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb
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