armscye

[ahrm-sahy, -zahy]

noun

the armhole opening in a garment.

Nearby words

  1. arms and the man,
  2. arms control,
  3. arms race,
  4. arms, coat of,
  5. arms-length,
  6. armstand dive,
  7. armstrong,
  8. armstrong, edwin howard,
  9. armstrong, henry,
  10. armstrong, lance

Also arms·eye [ahrmz-ahy] /ˈɑrmzˌaɪ/.

Origin of armscye

arm1 + scye armhole (orig. Scottish, Ulster dial. s(e)y, sie, of uncertain origin); reanalyzed by folk etymology as “arm's eye”

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