arm·​hole | \ ˈärm-ˌhōl How to pronounce armhole (audio) \

Definition of armhole

: an opening for the arm in a garment

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Recent Examples on the Web One with showy straps may be paired with a narrow-shoulder top; a chartreuse number may go beneath an apricot tank with plunging armholes. Linda Dyett, New York Times, "The Bralette Is Back. This Time Blouses Are Optional.," 31 July 2019 Many men’s coats—specifically dress overcoats and suit jackets—are put together with linings that are also attached around the armholes. 1. Vanessa Nirode, Popular Science, "Five simple fixes to keep your clothing around longer," 10 Jan. 2020 The Warriors will bring the look back for the 2019-2020 season, debuting an updated San Francisco jersey with rainbow piping on the neck and armholes, suggesting a modern SF Pride connection. Peter Hartlaub,, "Every jersey in Golden State Warriors history, ranked," 1 Oct. 2019 The jersey fronts include white numbers outlined in red, with red-and-white stripes around the armholes and collar and players’ last names in white on the backs. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Bulls ‘city edition’ uniforms this season include an all-blue look — and the team’s iconic logo on the jersey fronts," 20 Nov. 2019 Next to those pieces there was another of Koizumi’s dreamy elaborations: a striped mini dress crafted in the shape of an egg, with armhole slits in lieu of sleeves. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Tulle Bombs and Tiny Gloves: How Two Conservators Dressed a Mannequin in Tomo Koizumi for “Camp: Notes on Fashion”," 8 May 2019 And where a Pendleton overshirt skimps on storage, a modern shacket resembles a backpack with armholes. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "When It’s Super-Hot, This is Your Workwear Solution," 21 June 2018 This, combined with oversized armholes, allows for full paddle strokes without any chafing points. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Why I Love the $220 Astral BlueJacket PFD," 8 May 2018 His Bond shirt is tailored to perfection, with high armholes, and tapering down the back. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Kanye West Understands the Power of the White Dress Shirt," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of armhole

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Armhole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of armhole

: an opening for the arm in a piece of clothing

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