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View synonyms for peephole

peephole

[ peep-hohl ]

noun

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


peephole

/ ˈpiːpˌhəʊl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of peephole1

First recorded in 1675–85; peep 1 + hole
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Example Sentences

The officers covered the peephole so that their faces would be obscured, and Taravati opened the door.

What you get at the end is a peephole for a private moment that rapidly becomes very voyeuristic.

Jess peered through the peephole in the curtain and saw that the hall was crowded.

The long war-arrow, weighted with a blazing mass of pitch-smeared 211 moss, stuck in a log a few inches below my peephole.

I watched him, gentlemen, watched him through a peephole cut in the wall of his cabin, which is next the pantry.

Through that peephole he saw something that almost turned him livid, rooted him to the spot, and for a moment held him helpless.

The curtain was cracked through in places and had a peephole in the middle, with black smudges round it like a bruised eye.

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