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armscye

[ahrm-sahy, -zahy] /ˈɑrm saɪ, -zaɪ/
noun
1.
the armhole opening in a garment.
Also, armseye
[ahrmz-ahy] /ˈɑrmzˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of armscye
arm1 + scye armhole (orig. Scottish, Ulster dial. s(e)y, sie, of uncertain origin); reanalyzed by folk etymology as “arm's eye”
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