finger hole

finger hole
noun
1. one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument; pitch changes when a finger covers it
Hypernyms: ↑hole
Part Holonyms: ↑woodwind, ↑woodwind instrument, ↑wood
2. a hole for inserting a finger
Hypernyms: ↑hole
Hyponyms: ↑thumbhole
Part Holonyms: ↑bowling ball, ↑bowl, ↑dial, ↑telephone dial

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noun
1. : a hole in a wind instrument for changing the pitch of the tone according as it is left open or closed by the finger
2. : either of two holes bored in a large bowling ball to provide a grip
3. : any of the small holes in the disk of a dial telephone by which the number desired is dialed

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1. one of a set of holes for the finger on the rotating dial of a telephone.
2. one of two holes or more on a bowling ball for holding the ball.
3. one of a series of holes on a wind instrument for changing the pitch by being opened or closed.
[1875-80]

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finger hole,
1. one of a series of holes in a wind instrument which are closed or opened by the fingers in playing in order to alter the pitch of the tone.
2. any one of the holes on the dialing disk of a telephone.
3. one of a pair of holes in a bowling ball for grasping it with the fingers.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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