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arm·pit

 (ärm′pĭt′)
n.
1. The hollow under the upper part of the arm at the shoulder.
2. Slang The most miserable or undesirable place in a particular area.

armpit

(ˈɑːmˌpɪt)
n
1. (Anatomy) the small depression beneath the arm where it joins the shoulder. Technical name: axilla
2. slang an extremely unpleasant place: the armpit of the Mediterranean.

arm•pit

(ˈɑrmˌpɪt)

n.
the hollow under the arm at the shoulder; axilla.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armpit - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulderarmpit - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder; "they were up to their armpits in water"
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
arteria axillaris, axillary artery - the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

armpit

noun underarm, oxter (Scot., Irish, & Northern English dialect) pit I saw the dark wisps of his armpit hair.
Related words
technical name axilla
adjective axillary

armpit

noun
Slang. A place known for its great filth or corruption:
Translations
إِبْطإبْـطابط
podpažípodpažní jamka
armhule
kainalokainalokuoppa
pazuh
hónalj
handarkriki
腋の下
겨드랑이
alaaxila
pažastis
paduse
subsuoară
podpazušie
armhåla
รักแร้
nách

armpit

[ˈɑːmpɪt] N
1. (Anat) → sobaco m, axila f
2. (= unpleasant place) → cloaca f

armpit

[ˈɑːrmpɪt] naisselle f

armpit

[ˈɑːmˌpɪt] nascella

arm1

(aːm) noun
1. the part of the body between the shoulder and the hand. He has broken both his arms.
2. anything shaped like or similar to this. She sat on the arm of the chair.
ˈarmful noun
as much as a person can hold in one arm or in both arms. an armful of flowers/clothes.
ˈarmband noun
a strip of cloth etc worn round the arm. The people all wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.
ˈarmchair noun
a chair with arms at each side.
ˈarmpit noun
the hollow under the arm at the shoulder.
ˌarm-in-ˈarm adverb
(of two or more people) with arms linked together. They walked along arm-in-arm.
keep at arm's length
to avoid becoming too friendly with someone. She keeps her new neighbours at arm's length.
with open arms
with a very friendly welcome. He greeted them with open arms.

armpit

إِبْط podpaží armhule Achselhöhle μασχάλη axila kainalokuoppa aisselle pazuh ascella 腋の下 겨드랑이 oksel armhule pacha axila подмышка armhåla รักแร้ koltukaltı nách 腋窝

arm·pit

n. axila,
pop. sobaco.

armpit

n (fam) axila, sobaco (fam)
References in classic literature ?
There was a raging blast beating in his face, and the thermometer stood below zero; the snow was never short of his knees, and in some of the drifts it was nearly up to his armpits.
Formerly the student's armpits were not protected--and at that time the swords were pointed, whereas they are blunt, now; so an artery in the armpit was sometimes cut, and death followed.
I popped out to my armpits and blowed the water out of my nose, and puffed a bit.
Not indeed that I can hope to put into words the charm of those embowered cottages, like nests in the armpits of great trees, tucked snugly in the hollows of those narrow, winding, almost subterranean lanes which burrow their way beneath the warm-hearted Surrey woodlands.
The doctor jumped at his wife's plan, and they took up the hunchback, and passing cords under his armpits they let him down into the purveyor's bed-room so gently that he really seemed to be leaning against the wall.
They went in up to their armpits and stood regarding me.
inflators are thrice as thick as a racing man's "flickers," and chafe abominably under the armpits.
By far the most remarkable feature of this most remarkable creature, however, were the two tiny replicas of it, each about six inches in length, which dangled, one on either side, from its armpits.
The other young rode upon their mothers' backs; their little arms tightly clasping the hairy necks before them, while their legs were locked beneath their mothers' armpits.
As the bearers, among whom was Anna Mikhaylovna, passed the young man he caught a momentary glimpse between their heads and backs of the dying man's high, stout, uncovered chest and powerful shoulders, raised by those who were holding him under the armpits, and of his gray, curly, leonine head.
And so I raced on toward the trees intending to pass beneath that which held the man-things and take refuge in another farther on; but the wolf-dogs were very close behind me--so close that I had despaired of escaping them, when one of the creatures in the tree above swung down headforemost, his tail looped about a great limb, and grasping me beneath my armpits swung me in safety up among his fellows.
But they were silent in amazement and expectation when they saw the mighty white ape wriggle upon the back of their king, and, with steel muscles tensed beneath the armpits of his antagonist, bear down mightily with his open palms upon the back of the thick bullneck, so that the king ape could but shriek in agony and flounder helplessly about upon the thick mat of jungle grass.