finger hole

noun
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of finger hole

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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