the hole, slit, or loop through which a button is passed and by which it is secured.
Chiefly British. a boutonniere.
Surgery. a short, straight incision through the wall of a cavity or a canal.
to sew with a buttonhole stitch.
to make buttonholes in.
to hold by the buttonhole or otherwise abruptly detain (someone) in conversation:
The reporter tried to buttonhole the mayor for a statement on the bus strike.
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a slit in a garment, etc, through which a button is passed to fasten two surfaces together
a flower or small bunch of flowers worn pinned to the lapel or in the buttonhole, esp at weddings, formal dances, etc US name boutonniere
to detain (a person) in conversation
to make buttonholes in
to sew with buttonhole stitch
a small, usually metal hook for pulling buttons through buttonholes, as on gloves, dresses, breeches, etc. Historical Examples The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various Anecdotes of the Great War Carleton Britton Case Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 […]
soldier (def 5).
a tropical tree, Conocarpus erectus, having small, reddish, conelike fruits and bark used in tanning.
a small disk or knob of wood, metal, plastic, etc., to be covered with fabric to form an ornamental button.