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noun: The armpit.
[From Old English oxta. The Latin form is axilla. Both allude to the idea of the axis around which the arm rotates.]
"I got lumbered in the three-legged race with a guy so much shorter
than me that he barely came up to my armpit. It would have been easier
for me to have tucked him under my oxter and just carried him to the
This week's theme: Terms related to the body
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it. -Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)