Definition of Armhole

1. Noun. A hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached.

Group relationships: Garment
Generic synonyms: Hole



Definition of Armhole

1. n. The cavity under the shoulder; the armpit.

Definition of Armhole

1. Noun. A hole in a piece of clothing intended for putting one's arm through. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Armhole

1. an opening for the arm in a garment [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armhole

armenia
armenite
armer
armers
armest
armet
armeth
armets
armful
armfuls
armgaunt
armguard
armguards
armhair
armhairs
armhole (current term)
armholes
armie
armies
armiferous
armiger
armigeral
armigero
armigeros
armigerous
armigers
armil
armilla
armillae
armillarioid

Literary usage of Armhole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1911)
"... belt incrusted with jewels, low, black shoes, and a black, armhole cloak edged with fur. ... armhole ..."

2. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Fold armhole in half at thjs point, and at the opposite point, on the lower part of the armhole, mark the place for the seam of the sleeve. ..."

3. The Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1910-1922 by Leo Wolman, Paul Wander, H. K. Herwitz, Eleanor Mack, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Chicago Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Research Dept (1922)
"In this case the armhole pressing was by hour work, and the company stated that it was opposed to having the section bushel its own work on hour work. ..."

4. Shelter and Clothing: A Textbook of the Household Arts by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1913)
"This will decrease the size of the armhole, which should be made larger by ... When on such a figure there is fullness at the armhole towards the front, ..."

5. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"C. Edge finishes neck and armhole. 1. One-quarter inch hem, hemmed by hand. ... This also allows (or enlarging the armhole as the child grows and also makes ..."

6. Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking by Bertha Banner (1898)
"Another rule is to place the outer seam in the centre of the armhole of the side-back piece, and a third is to put ..."

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