buttonholer
noun see buttonhole II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buttonholer — See buttonhole. * * * …   Universalium

  • buttonholer — n. one who compels others to listen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buttonholer — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : one that makes buttonholes by hand or machine 2. : a sewing machine attachment for making buttonholes …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttonhole — buttonholer, n. /but n hohl /, n., v., buttonholed, buttonholing. n. 1. the hole, slit, or loop through which a button is passed and by which it is secured. 2. Chiefly Brit. a boutonniere. 3. Surg. a short, straight incision through the wall of a …   Universalium

  • buttonhole — I. noun Date: 1561 1. a slit or loop through which a button is passed 2. chiefly British boutonniere II. transitive verb Date: 1828 1. to furnish with buttonholes 2. to work with buttonhole stitch • buttonholer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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