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Monday-ish word: oxter

oxter (ˈɒkstə), noun

The armpit

Dictionaries say this word is in use in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Etymology:  from Old English oxta, related to Latin axilla (think 'axil' - the angle between leaf and stem).
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