Definition of knothole in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈnäthōl/


A hole in a piece of timber where a knot has fallen out, or in a tree trunk where a branch has decayed.
Example sentences
  • Discreet knotholes in the wood provided excellent openings for eavesdropping.
  • Somehow, it reminds me of when I was a kid, sitting in church, bored, staring at the pine wood ceiling, counting or looking for patterns in the knotholes.
  • I could clearly see the bark, knotholes, even trunk rings in the petrified stumps - an indication of the growth of the trees in spring and summer.

Words that rhyme with knothole


For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: knot·hole

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.