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armscye or armseye

PRONUNCIATION:
(AHRM-sy, -zy)

MEANING:
noun: An opening in a garment for attaching a sleeve; an armhole.

ETYMOLOGY:
From arm, from Old English earm + scye (armhole), from Scottish, reanalyzed as arm's eye.

USAGE:
"The sleeve is not attached around the entire armseye."
Susan Khalje; Bridal Couture; 1997.

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