armhole

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

Definition of armhole

: an opening for the arm in a garment

Examples of armhole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iron entire front from tail to the collar, including the armhole seam. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2021 Richer Poorer’s ankle-length dress has a relaxed fit, a high neckline and dropped armhole. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, SFChronicle.com, 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, chicagotribune.com, 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, 8 May 2019 And where a Pendleton overshirt skimps on storage, a modern shacket resembles a backpack with armholes. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 21 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of armhole

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Armhole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armhole. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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