spyhole


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spyhole

(ˈspaɪˌhəʊl)
n
a small hole in a door through which one may watch secretly; peephole
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spyhole - a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peepspyhole - a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
judas - a one-way peephole in a door
Translations
ثَقْب التَّجَسُّس
špehýrka
kighul
kémlelõlyuk
gægjugat
dikiz deliği

spyhole

[ˈspaɪhəʊl] Nmirilla f

spyhole

[ˈspaɪˌhəʊl] nspioncino

spy

(spai) noun
a secret agent or person employed to gather information secretly especially about the military affairs of other countries. She was arrested as a spy; industrial spies.
verb
1. to be a spy. He had been spying for the Russians for many years.
2. to see or notice. She spied a human figure on the mountainside.
ˈspyhole noun
a peep-hole.
spy on
to watch (a person etc) secretly. The police had been spying on the gang for several months.
References in periodicals archive ?
I don't feel safe in my own home and am always looking through the spyhole whenever there's a knock at the door.
He ashamed very time these The pensioner alerted police and Solihull Council, whose housing department installed a spyhole camera in her front door.
Staff spotted her injuries through a cell spyhole at HMP Littlehey, Cambs.
Utilise a spyhole or digital door viewer to see who is at the door, before opening to trick-ortreaters.
5 Stealthily prowling up to the spyhole to see who it is, dodging creaky floorboards on the way.
Even Jane looks through the spyhole to see who is outside or to the hinterhaus to see what is going on there.
GWYN WYN W came down to breakfast to nd Carol pressed up against the front door, one eye xed to the spyhole he had tted at the weekend.
The white front door, with a spyhole and obscure double glazed panes to the side, opens onto an attractive limestone-tiled floor - a feature which continues throughout much of the property.
Relating the spyhole at the gas chamber to the discourse on voyeurism, Saxton argues that the act of looking involves viewers ethically, and she goes on to analyze the role that visualizations of death chambers play in a number of films, including Amen, The Grey Zone, The Last Days, and Der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland.