Definition of Armpit

1. Noun. The hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder. "They were up to their armpits in water"

Exact synonyms: Axilla, Axillary Cavity, Axillary Fossa
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Arteria Axillaris, Axillary Artery
Group relationships: Shoulder
Derivative terms: Axillary



Definition of Armpit

1. n. The hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla.

Definition of Armpit

1. Noun. The cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder. ¹

2. Noun. Somewhere or something considered foul. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Armpit

1. the hollow under the arm at the shoulder [n -S]

Medical Definition of Armpit

1. The underarm area. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armpit

armourings
armourist
armourists
armourlike
armours
armoursmith
armoursmithing
armoursmiths
armoury
armozeen
armozeens
armozine
armozines
armpiece
armpieces
armpit (current term)
armpit fart
armpit farts
armpit hair
armpit hairs
armpithair
armpithairs
armpits
armrack
armracks
armrest
armrests
arms
arms-runner
arms control

Literary usage of Armpit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of anatomy for art students by Arthur Thomson (1896)
"When the arm is hanging by the side there is a hollow, called the armpit, between the upper part of the limb and the chest-wall. ..."

2. Advanced First-aid Instructions for Miners: A Report on Standardization by George H. Halberstadt, United States Bureau of Mines, August F. Knoefel, William Aloysius Lynott, Walter Scott Rountree, Matthew Joseph Shields (1917)
"WOUND AND BLEEDING OF armpit. Apply bandage compress over wound, crossing the ends over shoulder and tying under opposite arm. If the hemorrhage is severe, ..."

3. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1904)
"There are no swollen glands in the armpit or other evidence of obstruction. The patient uses the affected hand to turn a handle at his work. ..."

4. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"... they have not only an unresisting expression, but one of voluntary submission; one arrow is sticking in his side, another in his armpit. ..."

5. Non-surgical Treatment of Diseases of the Glands and Bones by John Henry Clarke (1894)
"WILL now relate several cases of abscess in the armpit: the first, consequent on an injury to the finger; the others arising from constitutional causes. ..."

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