verb (used with object), but·ton·holed, but·ton·hol·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for buttonhole
The details are all business, including four-hole buttons that never loosened or stretched the buttonholes during months of daily wear and regular washing.
It was impossible to build a relationship at the bedside or buttonhole doctors on their rounds, the way they could have in non-pandemic times.
Dutifully and admiringly, she records what would easily go unnoticed — the stitching on a buttonhole, the irregularities of a shadow.World class: Remembering legendary travel writer Jan Morris|Liza Weisstuch|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Samuel P. Jacobs talks to Ken Mehlman about how he helped buttonhole and raise bucks for victory.
And there on the quay, with a flower in his buttonhole and a smile on his fat face, stood Mr. Ras Fendihook.Jaffery|William J. Locke
Cut the buttonhole slot, then punch a hole at the end with an ordinary belt punch.
In making the buttonhole stitch, keep the needle close against the metal edge of the guide, as shown.
It is almost impossible to make a perfect buttonhole in the ordinary manner by hand without a guide.
"You will find out by and by," said Uncle William, coming in with a red rose in his buttonhole.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard