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peep·hole

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

peephole

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

peep•hole

(ˈpipˌhoʊl)

n.
a small hole, as in a door, through which to look.
[1675–85]
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

peephole

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

peephole

[ˈpiːphəʊl] Nmirilla f, atisbadero m

peephole

[ˈpiːphəʊl] njudas mPeeping Tom [ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] nvoyeur m

peephole

nGuckloch nt; (in door also) → Spion m

peephole

[ˈpiːpˌhəʊl] nspioncino
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Tenders are invited for Overhauling Wall Blowers And Repairing Of Manhole / Peepholes, Overhauling Of Drum Internal & Repairing Of Fo Heater Of Boiler Unit 3,4 &5.
Baty pointed out that reversing peepholes in college dorms is a huge problem.
The invention's unique design offers homes and apartments with peepholes an unprecedented measure of privacy.
Please take the time to clean off your entire vehicle, not just two peepholes for you to see through.
It has a door (not shown) that fits into the opening and there are two glass peepholes on one end.
Curators are disturbed at the plethora of 'dirty old men' who come to look through peepholes at the naked models, ignoring the masterpieces on the wall.
Officers can keep an eye on them through peepholes but they are stopped from causing an uproar in the main part of the jail.
Prosecutors said Barrett had travelled to at least three cities and taken videos of the sideline reporter through the peepholes of hotel rooms.
A NORTH Yorkshire bed-and-breakfast owner who spied on his guests through secret peepholes and made audio recordings of their most intimate moments has been jailed for 18 weeks.