from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the holes on a wind instrument that cause a change in pitch when covered by a finger.
  • noun A hole or an opening for a finger, as in a bowling ball.

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  • noun a hole for inserting a finger
  • noun one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument; pitch changes when a finger covers it


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