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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.
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Carragher went on trial along with former chaplain at St William's, Anthony McCallen, 69, and a former teacher, Curran, 62 The jury was told how McCallen was convicted of abusing two boys in the 1990s when he was also found in possession of indecent photographs of boys, some of which he took through spyholes as they showered and used the toilet.
Cllr Emrys Wynne and Michael Nixon, of MN Arts Associates, watch as Cllr Rosie Hughes-Moseley takes a peep in one of the spyholes (examples above and main)
When his unit moved to Blagny the troops were so close to the Germans that the snipers had to excavate their spyholes using pen knives.
He had broken into Terri's shed and drilled spyholes so that he could keep track of her.
We have spyholes on our doors, but the hallway light is so dim you can't tell who is outside.
Businessman Michael Thomas drilled spyholes in the wooden shed so he could keep track of Susan George, 45.
The new equipment includes dusk to dawn lighting, spyholes, window locks, door bars, light timer switches and purse chains.
And if you can tear yourself away from the regal splendour, then a visit to the amazing penguin colony is highly recommended where the tiny yellow-eyed penguins can be viewed from well-camouflaged spyholes.
The doors of each of these were equipped with spyholes, allowing guards to check sex was taking place in the prescribed manner - lying down - and ensure prisoners observed the ban on talking.
The CWCSS has installed security measures like locks, bolts and spyholes in about 6,500 homes across the city in the past six years.
They used to go into his cell on every association (free time) and cover up the cracks and spyholes with towels.
Safety and security through installation of security devices such as spyholes and security locks;