To save this word, you'll need to log in. Log In Definition of glory hole 1 a : a furnace for softening glass when it becomes stiff in offhand working and for fire-polishing glass b : an opening directly into the interior of such a furnace specifically : bottoming hole 2 : a receptacle as a box or cupboard or area into which odds and ends are put haphazardly and in no particular order 3 a : lazaretto sense 3 b : the quarters of stewards or stokers on board a ship 4 : an opencut or funnel-shaped excavation formed by drawing off soft or broken ore through an underground passage — called also mill hole 5 : a hole made through a wall or partition to enable people to perform sex acts anonymously Love words? Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with: More than , words that aren't in our free dictionary Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes Advanced search features Ad free! Join Our Free Trial Now! Accessed 7 Jun.
Top definition. A gloryhole is a hole made in a thin wall or other type of partition where a man can insert their penis for sexual stimulation by an anonymous person on the other side. They can be found in bathrooms in the stall wall, in private rooms found in adult bookstores, and in dark rooms and labyrinths in bathhouses. Open rooms in bathhouses with many gloryholes are called a sucktorium and often have a raised level on one side of the holes to allow everyone to stand.
Glory holes have always struck me as absurd. That sounded… implausible. So I spent the last 48 hours looking into the history and legitimacy of glory holes, beginning with a simple query directed to my 1, Facebook friends. Within hours I had three male friends, all gay Gen-Xers, eager to evangelize. The glory hole lives in the wall separating two carports.
A glory-hole is sexual slang for a slot in a wall in which a man inserts his penis for sexual stimulation by someone on the other side. Other 19th-century uses include small compartments on ships and other small rooms along with some still-current specialized uses in glass-blowing, engineering, and mining. Sometimes used also for a mere peep-hole. With the rise of the adult-film industry in the s, glory-holes were also found in specially-fitted booths in adult-video shops.