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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The only other important factor is the finger holes: Your fingers should feel snug in them, but not so snug that your thumb pops out on release instead of smoothly exiting the ball. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Want to Become an Excellent Bowler? Here's Everything You Need to Know.," 27 Nov. 2018 First, every sticker has been updated to combine giant, multi-finger holes and a firm-yet-responsive adhesive. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Forward-box: Xbox Adaptive Controller’s packaging is a good Microsoft move," 25 July 2018 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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The first known use of finger hole was in 1785

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