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

  • n. A space or opening for the knees, as under a desk.

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  • n. A space for the knees (and lower legs), especially under a desk


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  • The little crawlers live in the kneehole of my desk.


  • I go to the kneehole and stroke his neck in sorrow.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • The kneehole is occupied, so the dog curls in the corner.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • And when my eyes have been closed for five minutes he walks quietly away, back to the kneehole in the desk.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • It had a special kneehole panel in the bottom front that became known to the nation because of a famous photo of John-John crawling through it while his father worked.

    Heart of a Patriot

  • Uncle Henry had made it nearly thirty years before for his first adopted niece, little Martha Cameron, who thought of the kneehole as her hat shop.

    The Five of Hearts

  • And in the kneehole hung a sign, hand-lettered in red ink on white paper, which read Mme.

    The Five of Hearts

  • In a kneehole desk, they discovered a journal, which revealed that MacDuffie knew about the antique.

    Santa Cruise

  • No design marred the perfect surface of the drawers on each side of the kneehole.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • The desk is an antique kneehole job they bought for a song from a crook in Camden Town.

    Absolute Friends


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