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  1. a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings
  • 1922: Dislike dressing together. Nicked myself shaving. Biting her nether lip, hooking the of her skirt. " James Joyce, Ulysses
  • 2001: When the of his shirt gave way, the stones tore freely into the skin on his chest and back, and he no longer imagined Lucy Hartley enjoying his guitar serenades " he wondered if he would get to the roof alive. " Glen David Gold, Carter Beats the Devil
  • Etymology: An alteration of placard.

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