knothole
noun Date: 1726 a hole in a board or tree trunk where a knot or branch has come out

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  • knothole — (n.) 1726, see KNOT (Cf. knot) (n.) + HOLE (Cf. hole) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • knothole — ► NOUN ▪ a hole in a piece of wood where a knot has fallen out …   English terms dictionary

  • knothole — [nät′hōl΄] n. a hole in a board, etc. where a knot has fallen out …   English World dictionary

  • knothole — noun In a piece of lumber, a knothole is a void left by a knot in the wood; such holes are often convenient for peering through when they occur in fences. Looking in the same direction, I saw that the knothole in the wall had indeed become a… …   Wiktionary

  • knothole — /not hohl /, n. a hole in a board or plank formed by the falling out of a knot or a portion of a knot. [1720 30; KNOT1 + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • knothole — Synonyms and related words: air hole, armhole, blowhole, bullet hole, bunghole, cringle, deadeye, eye, eyelet, gasket, grommet, guide, keyhole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • knothole — n. hole in a piece of lumber where a knot once was …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knothole — noun a hole in a piece of wood where a knot has fallen out …   English new terms dictionary

  • knothole — knot•hole [[t]ˈnɒtˌhoʊl[/t]] n. a hole in a board or plank formed by the falling out of a knot or a portion of a knot • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • knothole — /ˈnɒthoʊl/ (say nothohl) noun a hole in a board or plank formed by the falling out of a knot or a portion of a knot …   Australian English dictionary

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