peephole

[peep-hohl]
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Origin of peephole

First recorded in 1675–85; peep1 + hole
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Related Words for peephole

slot, opening, crevice, slit, eyehole, eyelet

Examples from the Web for peephole

Contemporary Examples of peephole

Historical Examples of peephole

  • De Naarboveck tapped on the peephole made in the massive door.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • I spied through a peephole but could see nothing of our foes.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • I went to the front end of the cabin and put my eye to the peephole.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • In the meantime, Peter was not off his guard at his peephole.

    Edith and John

    Franklin S. Farquhar

  • "Ah, she is too good to live," said Peter, looking out his peephole again.

    Edith and John

    Franklin S. Farquhar


British Dictionary definitions for peephole

peephole

noun
  1. a small aperture, such as one in the door of a flat for observing callers before opening
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