thumbhole

[ thuhm-hohl ]
/ ˈθʌmˌhoʊl /

noun

a hole into which a thumb can be inserted, as to provide a grip.

Nearby words

  1. thumb one's nose,
  2. thumb piano,
  3. thumb-index,
  4. thumb-sucker,
  5. thumber,
  6. thumbikin,
  7. thumbkin,
  8. thumbnail,
  9. thumbnail sketch,
  10. thumbnut

Origin of thumbhole

First recorded in 1855–60; thumb + hole

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