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
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British Dictionary definitions for pinhole camera
a camera with a pinhole as an aperture instead of a lens
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