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armhole

[ahrm-hohl] /ˈɑrmˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
an opening in a garment, for the arm.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English arm-hol armpit. See arm1, hole
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  • He dove under my winter coat, shoved hiss head down the armhole and spent the entire time there.
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  • In other cases, the measurement would be closer to the armhole than measurement by the current proposed amendment.
  • Although the detective was wearing body armor, the shotgun blast entered through the armhole of the vest, fatally wounding him.
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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