mousehole

noun

Definition of mousehole

1 a :a mouse's burrow
b :a small hole (as in a baseboard) gnawed by a mouse
2 a :a small opening or passageway
b :a small space used for storage or for living quarters :cubby

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Origin and Etymology of mousehole

Middle English moushole, from mous mouse + hole


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