a hole in a board or plank formed by the falling out of a knot or a portion of a knot.

Origin of knothole

First recorded in 1720–30; knot1 + hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a hole in a piece of wood where a knot has been
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Word Origin and History for knothole

1726, see knot (n.) + hole (n.).

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