a hole to look through, as in a mask or a curtain.
a circular opening for the insertion of a pin, hook, rope, etc.; eye.

Origin of eyehole

First recorded in 1630–40; eye + hole
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Related Words for eyehole

slot, opening, crevice, slit, eyehole, eyelet

Examples from the Web for eyehole

Historical Examples of eyehole

  • The Count of Perche was slain by a sword-thrust through the eyehole of his helmet.

  • The thread is fastened 524 to the eyehole by a kind of loop, the short end being twisted around the longer one.

  • There was an eyehole in the door, and the lunatic, whom Mr. Collier calls Daniel, was set to watch him.

    Cornish Characters

    S. Baring-Gould

  • In the center of the upper edge is a very small projection or sometimes a round incision, that might serve as an eyehole.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan

  • In a short time decomposition is set up, and all the contents of the shell can be easily shaken out at the eyehole.

British Dictionary definitions for eyehole



a hole through which something, such as a rope, hook, or bar, is passed
the cavity that contains the eyeball; eye socket
another word for peephole
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