pinhole

[ pin-hohl ]
/ ˈpɪnˌhoʊl /
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noun

a small hole made by or as by a pin.
a hole for a pin to go through; tiny aperture.

Nearby words

  1. pingo,
  2. pinguecula,
  3. pinguid,
  4. pinhead,
  5. pinheaded,
  6. pinhole camera,
  7. pinhole pupil,
  8. piniform,
  9. pinion,
  10. pinite

Origin of pinhole

First recorded in 1670–80; pin + hole

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British Dictionary definitions for pin-hole

pinhole

/ (ˈpɪnˌhəʊl) /

noun

a small hole made with or as if with a pin
archery the exact centre of an archery target, in the middle of the gold zone
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Word Origin and History for pin-hole

pin-hole

n.

1670s, from pin (n.) + hole (n.).

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