Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The socket of an eye.
  • n. See peephole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The hole to which the viewer places his or her eye in a device such as a telescope.
  • n. The hole in a helmet, skull, etc. corresponding to the position of the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A circular opening to recive a hook, cord, ring, or rope; an eyelet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole or an opening, as in a mask, or in a curtain or door, through which one may look; a peep-hole.
  • n. A circular opening, as in a bar, to receive a pin, hook, rope, or ring; an eye.
  • n. One of the three orifices of a cocoanut. Also eye-spot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
  • n. a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep

Etymologies

eye +‎ hole (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Lisa Fetch answers the door of her condo after peering through the eyehole.

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  • Next he reached into the crate and withdrew a metal rod, about four feet long and two inches round, pointed on one end and looped on the other to create an eyehole.

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  • A diabetic who was running low on insulin, he peeked through the eyehole in hope of rescue and saw three uniformed men with assault rifles, he says.

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  • Instead of wearing an eyepatch, why doesn't Alan Scott just leave one eyehole of his mask closed?

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  • First, I balanced the heavy plastic base of the portable basketball system while Jean-Marc tried to insert a heavy three-meter pole, connecting a dangling bolt with a hard-to-see, impossible-to-reach eyehole.

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  • Grabbing one lash, she dabbed special glue on it, then carefully reached into the eyehole of her mask and applied it.

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  • I happened to be staring at the eyehole, and i saw it turn dark then light again.

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