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Chowlock  
  A small opening in a space helmet for food insertion.  

From "chow" and "airlock".

Hell, we’ve been sleeping nine hours out of the eighteen! Heim glanced at the others. Their suits had become as familiar to him as the seldom seen faces. Jocelyn was already unconscious. Uthg-a-K’thaq seemed to flow bonelessly across the place where he lay. Vadász and Bragdon sat tailor style, but their backs were bent. And every nerve in Heim carried waves of weariness. “All right,” he said.

He hadn’t much appetite, but forced himself to mix a little powder with water and squeeze the mess through his chowlock. When that was done, he stretched himself as well as his backpack allowed.

From The Starfox, by Poul Anderson.
Published by Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1965
Additional resources -

There has to be a way to do this. In Captive of the Crater (1936), D.D. Sharp describes a thirsty space explorer:

He discovered he was thirsty. He attempted to lift his canteen to the plug in his airsuit. He worked his lips around the intake nipple and tried to fit the canteen into the socket, but something held the strap..

Thanks to Winchell Chung for finding this item!

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