A space or opening for the knees, as under a desk.


a. a space for the knees, esp under a desk
b. (as modifier): a kneehole desk.



an open space for the knees and legs, as under a desk.
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Across the hall, there are three good-sized bedrooms, complemented by plaster cornices, three-door walnut veneered fitted wardrobes and kneehole dressing table units.
Early 20thcentury lady's red japanned kneehole dressing table in the Georgian manner, decorated in gilt with chinoiseries.
Girding the upper half of this balancing act is an elasticized knee guard, whose top half extends into midair, arching backward at the hinge to reveal the tip of the wedge through the kneehole.
Carrying the top estimate in the extensive antique furniture section is an early 18 century burr walnut pedestal kneehole desk at up to PS12,000 while leading the contemporary furniture is a Nigel Brown bureau plat at up to PS3,000.
Good quality furniture always sells and the furniture section was topped by a Georgian Oak Cricket Table at pounds 680, a Victorian oak Kneehole Desk and a Plum mahogany extending Dining Table each made pounds 240.
He spotted a "lovely George II kneehole desk" in a provincial saleroom with an estimate of pounds 600-800, which the auctioneers had described as "burrwood".
Millington Adams also sold their most expensive piece, a William in mulberry secretaire, for 35,000 [pounds sterling], and a Georgian walnut kneehole desk for 27,000 [pounds sterling] (it was last on the market in 1966, when it sold at Grosvenor House for 2,600 [pounds sterling]).
The boy would often play under the desk, which had been presented by Queen Victoria to President Rutherford Hayes, and liked to pretend that its kneehole panel was a secret door.
Also in-built is a kneehole dressing table with chest of drawers, plus a make-up bar.
Nowadays it has pride of place on the antique kneehole desk at one end of his living room.
Gamow put his knees exactly together, put his head to one side, and sighted down into the kneehole of his desk.