knothole

[not-hohl]

Origin of knothole

First recorded in 1720–30; knot1 + hole
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knothole

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

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

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