What is the term for the open space on desks that chairs fit into? Is it just called a chair slot? A compartment for chairs?
- an open space for the knees and legs, as under a desk.
Ngram : kneehole
From Whispers Along the Rails:
- folded herself into the deep kneehole of Mr. Mahafferty's oak desk.............. After waiting several minutes, Olivia peeked around the edge of the kneehole before ...
From American Furniture:
- the more open dressing table, the kneehole form does not provide much room for a sitter's knees. Contemporary paintings show owners sitting sideways to both forms,