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kneehole

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

Origin of kneehole

First recorded in 1860–65; knee + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for kneehole

kneehole

noun
    1. a space for the knees, esp under a desk
    2. (as modifier)a kneehole desk
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