What does the word loophole mean?

Usage examples for loophole

  1. But girls of her type have more than one loophole in such an emergency. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  2. To have admitted to herself a concern for the creatures in whose behalf she devoted her energies would have been to open a door in the tiny fortress, or at least to create a loophole out of which she might look with sympathy upon the confusions and torments of her fellows. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. Sandy seized the loophole through which to escape with his honour. – The Untamed by Max Brand