Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An opening in a garment for an arm.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

arm +‎ hole

Examples

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

    2009 February 07 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • 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

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

    The Joys of Knitting at Night

  • 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.

    2009 February 07 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Jean's Knitting

  • 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

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