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armscye

[ahrm-sahy, -zahy]
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noun
  1. the armhole opening in a garment.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Fold and join under the arms, making the armscye of desired size.

    Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet

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