knot·​hole ˈnät-ˌhōl How to pronounce knothole (audio)
: a hole in a board or tree trunk where a knot or branch has come out

Examples of knothole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of it from the narrow knothole that is our point of view. Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 In addition to the knothole described above, the company plans to consult a community advisory committee, whose members will sign a nondisclosure agreement. Steven Litt, cleveland, 4 July 2021 The Harding Park knothole gang had an eventful day Thursday at the opening of the PGA Championship. Scott Ostler,, 6 Aug. 2020 For those Little League/knothole baseball and softball players playing on summer teams, the diamond can get toasty. Shelby Dermer,, 3 July 2018 Veteran scouts recently regaled USA TODAY Sports in stories of a knothole between the clubhouse and the dugout at the old Polo Grounds, with the manager able to relay signs to the hitter. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knothole was in 1726

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“Knothole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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knot·​hole -ˌhōl How to pronounce knothole (audio)
: a hole in a board or tree trunk where a knot has come out

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