finger hole

  1. one of a set of holes for the finger on the rotating dial of a telephone.
  2. one of two holes or more on a bowling ball for holding the ball.
  3. one of a series of holes on a wind instrument for changing the pitch by being opened or closed.

Origin of finger hole

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of finger hole

  • Six finger-holes, and one brass key at the upper side, and one finger-hole for the thumb at the opposite side.

  • In some of these old settlements there are houses where the door is still opened from without by a "sneck-bant," or "finger-hole."