knot·​hole | \ ˈnät-ˌhōl How to pronounce knothole (audio) \

Definition of knothole

: a hole in a board or tree trunk where a knot or branch has come out

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Recent Examples on the Web For those Little League/knothole baseball and softball players playing on summer teams, the diamond can get toasty. Shelby Dermer,, "Parents and athletes: How to spot and treat heat-related illnesses this summer," 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, "Nothing surprising about Red Sox's AppleGate wrist-slap fine," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of knothole

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Knothole.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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knot·​hole | \ ˈnät-ˌhōl How to pronounce knothole (audio) \

Kids Definition of knothole

: a hole in wood where a knot has come out

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