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pinhole camera

a simple camera in which an aperture provided by a pinhole in an opaque diaphragm is used in place of a lens.
Origin of pinhole camera
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Well, I will get a picture with my pinhole camera even if I have no lens.

    The Hilltop Boys Cyril Burleigh
  • I looked over my workbench and finally picked up the pinhole camera.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for pinhole camera

pinhole camera

a camera with a pinhole as an aperture instead of a lens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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