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Definition 1: a window in a ship or airplane - [noun denoting artifact]

(porthole is a kind of ...) a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

(porthole is a part of ...) a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather

(... is part of porthole) the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

(... is part of porthole) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for porthole in the sense of this definition

(porthole is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(porthole belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

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