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 for porthole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porthole \Port"hole`\, n. (Naut.)
     An embrasure in a ship's side. See 3d Port.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  porthole
      n 1: a window in a ship or airplane
      2: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing
         through [syn: port, embrasure, porthole]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "porthole":
     air hole, armhole, bay, bay window, blowhole, bow window,
     bullet-hole, bunghole, casement, casement window, cringle, deadeye,
     eye, eyelet, fan window, fanlight, gasket, grille, grommet, guide,
     keyhole, knothole, lancet window, lantern, lattice, light, loop,
     loophole, louver window, manhole, mousehole, oriel, pane, peephole,
     picture window, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, port,
     punch-hole, rose window, skylight, spiracle, tap, transom, vent,
     venthole, wicket, window, window bay, window glass, windowpane
  
  

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