(in a top on a mast) an open space through which a sailor may pass instead of climbing out on the futtock shrouds.
Origin of lubber's hole
First recorded in 1765–75
Words nearby lubber's hole
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British Dictionary definitions for lubber's hole
nautical a hole in a top or platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb
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