pinhole camera

  1. a simple camera in which an aperture provided by a pinhole in an opaque diaphragm is used in place of a lens.

Origin of pinhole camera

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby pinhole camera Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pinhole camera in a sentence

  • I looked over my workbench and finally picked up the pinhole camera.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • Well, I will get a picture with my pinhole camera even if I have no lens.

    The Hilltop Boys | Cyril Burleigh

British Dictionary definitions for pinhole camera

pinhole camera

  1. a camera with a pinhole as an aperture instead of a lens

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