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finger hole

one of a set of holes for the finger on the rotating dial of a telephone.
one of two holes or more on a bowling ball for holding the ball.
one of a series of holes on a wind instrument for changing the pitch by being opened or closed.
Origin of finger hole
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Six finger-holes, and one brass key at the upper side, and one finger-hole for the thumb at the opposite side.

  • In some of these old settlements there are houses where the door is still opened from without by a "sneck-bant," or "finger-hole."

    Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh

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