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armscye

noun, arm·scye \ˈärmˌsī, -ˌzī\

Definition of armscye

plural -s

  1. :  armhole; specifically in tailoring and dressmaking :  the shape or outline of the armhole



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Variants of armscye

also armseye \-ˌzī\

Origin of armscye

armscye from 1arm + English dialect scye, sey armhole; armseye probably by folk etymology from armscye


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