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armhole

[ahrm-hohl] /ˈɑrmˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
an opening in a garment, for the arm.
Origin of armhole
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English arm-hol armpit. See arm1, hole
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  • In the 31st and 51st rows, k the 6th and 7th st from the armhole edge together to decrease a little to shape for the waist.

  • Measure the width of chest from side to side, just at the armhole in front.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • When he walks, he puts the thumb of each hand into the armhole of his waistcoat, and moves along stiffly, with a knock-kneed gait.

  • Still silently, I pulled out with my thumb through the armhole of my vest the police badge pinned to the suspender.

  • A pretty little crochet edge around the neck and armhole will complete this comfortable little vest.

  • They were made without sleeves, like a waistcoat, and an epaulette overhung the armhole.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • The back and front are edged with two volants; and a third, passing over the armhole, forms a sort of sleeve.

  • Crevel's thumb moved from his armhole, he placed his hand on the work-table, he abandoned his attitude, he smiled!

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • Then pin the sleeve caps, cut according to Fig. 222, around the outer edge of the armhole.

  • His left thumb was stuck in the armhole of his flowered satin waistcoat, black and shiny.

    The Story of a New York House Henry Cuyler Bunner
British Dictionary definitions for armhole

armhole

/ˈɑːmˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
the opening in an article of clothing through which the arm passes and to which a sleeve is often fitted
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