[ ahy-hohl ]
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  1. a hole to look through, as in a mask or a curtain.

  2. 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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How to use eyehole in a sentence

  • He gazed through the eyeholes, which were rather too far apart, in rapt admiration.

    Long Live the King | Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for eyehole


/ (ˈaɪˌhəʊl) /

  1. a hole through which something, such as a rope, hook, or bar, is passed

  2. the cavity that contains the eyeball; eye socket

  1. another word for peephole

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