peephole

[ peep-hohl ]
/ ˈpipˌhoʊl /
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noun

a small hole or opening through which to peep or look, as in a door.

Origin of peephole

First recorded in 1675–85; peep1 + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for peep-hole

peephole

/ (ˈpiːpˌhəʊl) /

noun

a small aperture, such as one in the door of a flat for observing callers before opening
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Word Origin and History for peep-hole

peep-hole


n.

1680s, from peep (v.1) + hole (n.).

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