finger hole
noun Date: 1815 1. any of several holes in the side of a wind instrument (as a recorder) which may be covered or left open by the fingers to change the pitch of the tone 2. a hole (as in a telephone dial or a bowling ball) into which the finger is placed to provide a grip

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