Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An opening in a garment for an arm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hole in a piece of clothing intended for putting one's arm through.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cavity under the shoulder; the armpit.
  • n. A hole for the arm in a garment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cavity under the shoulder; the armpit.
  • n. A hole in a garment for the arm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached

Etymologies

arm +‎ hole (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Can’t say that curly virgin armhole hairs make my blood gather … but the sticky pop business is pretty good.

    Hot Stuuuuff: Sex by Updike

  • The thought of her knowing when she raised her hand that her blouse was tugged into wrinkles all pointing to the tip of her tit and that an edge of bra peeped out through the cotton armhole with those little curly virgin hairs and that he was watching for it all to happen does make blood gather.

    Hot Stuuuuff: Sex by Updike

  • The designer's vice president of sales mentions some alterations to pieces—hemlines lowered, an armhole raised, less gathering at the waist.

    A Shopping Day With Bergdorf's

  • I discovered last night that I had put the neck shaping on the armhole edge of the first front of the cardigan.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Just fold the dress in half in the front and lay it on the folded fabric, leaving 5/8 approximate seam allowance on the seam areas, and cut around it til you get to the shoulder and armhole. roll back the back part and cut around the armhole and shoulder. fold the back of the dress in half and lay it on the selvage edges or on fold, and cut around it.

    Portrait in Blue, by Gabriel Nicolet, 1856-1921

  • Dec 1st at armhole edge on every row 5 times, then every other row 3 times.

    The Joys of Knitting at Night

  • "Double-breasted has come back with a natural shoulder, a higher armhole, and higher gorge near the chest," notes New York menswear consultant Tom Julian , adding: "They look best with a spread-collar shirt, a tie no wider than about 3 inches."

    The 'DB' Returns, Fitter Than Ever

  • Remove the sleeves and use long strips of bias matching if you have some left or contrast, which I think adds an interesting detail to enclose the armhole edge.

    Polka Dot Cottage: Built by Wendy Dresses

  • Jaya glanced at the price tag dangling from the armhole of her dress: seven hundred ninety-five dollars!

    Tell us we’re home

  • The top part of the pattern is definitely identical -- the same illusion bodice with no armhole seams as in 1235.

    APB on a BDP (BDP = Bridal Dress Pattern) - A Dress A Day

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