fingerhole


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fingerhole

(ˈfɪŋɡəˌhəʊl)
n
a hole through which a finger can be inserted
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These latter are a curved horn with integral mouthpiece, three fingerholes and a thumbhole, captioned (and literally) krum horn, the rustic prototype of the curved, leather-covered wooden cornetts; a vessel block flute with the same fingerhole dispositions, made from chamois horn; and a very small block flute of bone with four fingerholes, captioned russpfeif.
With a little ingenuity, Fous found success in the game when he modified his glove, shoving four fingers into the two holes on the left side of the glove, thus leaving the fingerholes near the pocket empty to absorb the pounding of the ball.
The endere flutes, made from lengths of phragmites reed, were end-blown, with notches for embouchures and four fingerholes.
He wanted to shove his fingers deep into the bloodred-rimmed fingerholes of his personalized bowling ball and roll a strike of such terrible force that nothing, nothing, was left standing after.
One of them blows what is probably a shawm, with a conical shape and visible fingerholes.
I am not entirely convinced by Izikowitz's classification system, where a wooden block (plug) and six or more fingerholes are interpreted as signs of European influence.
The audience also got a glimpse of some 'trumpeter's secrets', as they were treated to a rare comparison of the flute-like sound and inherently idiosyncratic tuning of a historical, natural trumpet played with the lips alone, juxtaposed with the fatter tone of the modern 'Baroque' trumpet, which has four fingerholes drilled in the tubing to correct the tuning.