a hatch used for emergency escape, as from a submarine or aircraft.
a means of avoiding a troublesome situation; a ready or handy way out.
a means of escape in an emergency, esp from a submarine
noun, Psychology. 1. a means of avoiding an unpleasant life situation, as daydreaming. noun 1. (psychol) any emotional or mental mechanism that enables a person to avoid acknowledging unpleasant or threatening realities See also escapism
[ih-skeyp-muh nt] /ɪˈskeɪp mənt/ noun 1. Horology. the portion of a watch or clock that measures beats and controls the speed of the going train. Compare , (def 1), . 2. a mechanism for regulating the motion of a typewriter carriage, consisting of pawls and a toothed wheel or rack. 3. a mechanism in a […]
noun, Horology. 1. loss of isochronism in the movement of a pendulum as a result of its relation to the escapement.
- Escape notice
Elude attention or observation, as in It must have escaped the editor’s notice so I’ll write again. [ c. 1700 ]