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thumbhole

[thuhm-hohl] /ˈθʌmˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a hole into which a thumb can be inserted, as to provide a grip.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; thumb + hole
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  • We had difficult getting her thumb into the thumbhole and the whole mitten kept slipping off.
  • The blade shall have a thumbhole through the blade for ease in opening.

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