armhole

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Etymology[edit]

From arm +‎ hole.[1]

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armhole (plural armholes)

  1. (anatomy, now rare Britain dialect) A human armpit.
  2. (anatomy, rare and obsolete) Similar structures in other animals.
  3. (fashion) A hole for an arm in a piece of clothing.
    • 1731 January 15, Proceedings of the Old Bailey, p. 13:
      He... violently pull'd off her Riding-Hood, and tore it at the Arm Holes in pulling it off.

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  1. ^ "armhole, n." in the Oxford English Dictionary (2016), Oxford: Oxford University Press.