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peep·hole

 (pēp′hōl′)
n.
A small hole or crevice through which one may look. Also called eyehole.
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peephole

(ˈpiːpˌhəʊl)
n
a small aperture, such as one in the door of a flat for observing callers before opening
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peep•hole

(ˈpipˌhoʊl)

n.
a small hole, as in a door, through which to look.
[1675–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peephole - a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peeppeephole - 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
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peephole

noun spyhole, opening, hole, crack, slit, aperture, keyhole, chink, crevice, fissure, pinhole The guards checked at the peephole before entering the cell.
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Translations

peephole

[ˈpiːphəʊl] Nmirilla f, atisbadero m
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peephole

[ˈpiːphəʊl] njudas mPeeping Tom [ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] nvoyeur m
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peephole

nGuckloch nt; (in door also) → Spion m
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peephole

[ˈpiːpˌhəʊl] nspioncino
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References in classic literature ?
Riverboro had not been the world itself, but it had been a glimpse of it through a tiny peephole that was infinitely better than nothing.
The heavy beating sound was evidently just behind us, and ever and again a bright green vapour drove up like a veil across our peephole.
Peepholes were pierced in the wall of each room, and we were never certain, while at work, whose eye was observing, or whose ear was listening in secret.
Then, before their minds stray too far, I quickly tell them about how they can have their students create their own peephole plugs.
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"A peephole into the unique regional fashion scene, 'Under the Abaya' presents our fashion, but more importantly the woman wearing it -- the progressive Saudi woman who has always existed but has yet to be revealed to the world.
The rooms are all located on the same floor and room service is served exclusively by female employees and each door is equipped with a peephole.
Delhi, March 23 -- Edimax Technology, a leading provider of premier networking solutions bagged three Taiwan Excellence Awards for its range of new and innovative products: Edimax OAP900 enterprise-class outdoor access point, Edimax AirBox air-quality monitoring system and Edimax IC-6220DC- a smart-home peephole door camera.
SURPRISE Far left, Katy covers up the peephole of a dorm room to surprise students, left.
Infinity2 shows incredible visuals of stargazers looking up at vast starry expanses, and even a rare look into the peephole of a telescope.
What Mary is talking about regarding the hotel peephole is the fact simple, inexpensive optical tools are available allowing someone to peep back inside the room.
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