finger hole


Definition of finger hole 

1 : any of several holes in the side of a wind instrument (such as a recorder) which may be covered or left open by the fingers to change the pitch of the tone

2 : a hole (as in a telephone dial or a bowling ball) into which the finger is placed to provide a grip

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Carved with five finger holes and a tapered mouthpiece, the instrument dates from around the dawn of human settlement on the continent. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Science of Music," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of finger hole

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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