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knothole

[not-hohl] /ˈnɒtˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a hole in a board or plank formed by the falling out of a knot or a portion of a knot.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; knot1 + hole
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  • And when they become teenagers, board up the knothole.
  • It was a squirrel scratching at a tree, probably looking for a knothole.
  • Ginny is at the other window, and she peers through a knothole in the plywood.
British Dictionary definitions for knothole

knothole

/ˈnɒtˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
a hole in a piece of wood where a knot has been
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Word Origin and History for knothole
n.

1726, see knot (n.) + hole (n.).

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