knee·​hole ˈnē-ˌhōl How to pronounce kneehole (audio)
: an open space (as under a desk) for the knees

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kneehole was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Kneehole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


knee·​hole -ˌhōl How to pronounce kneehole (audio)
: a space (as under a desk) for the knees
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