knee hole

kneehole

[nee-hohl]
noun
an open space for the knees and legs, as under a desk.

Origin:
1860–65; knee + hole

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kneehole (ˈniːˌhəʊl)
 
n
a.  a space for the knees, esp under a desk
 b.  (as modifier): a kneehole desk

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