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kneehole

[ nee-hohl ]
/ ˈniˌhoʊl /
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noun

an open space for the knees and legs, as under a desk.

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Origin of kneehole

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

kneehole
/ (ˈniːˌhəʊl) /

noun

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