Definitions

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

  • n. A small hole or crevice through which one may peep. Also called eyehole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small hole, opening, or glass, especially in a door, through which to look.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hole, or crevice, through which one may peep without being discovered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole or crevice through which one may peep or look.

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

  • n. a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep

Etymologies

peep +‎ hole (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SELLS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT: Well, if it was through the peephole, fortunately or unfortunately, there is a device called a peephole reverser.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2009

  • Well, that ` s called peephole reverse technology right there where you can do precisely that.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2009

  • Even if he'd looked full at Talsu, all he could have seen of him through the peephole were a couple of staring eyes.

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • All the same, the dude who taped Erin Andrews through the peephole is a total bottom feeder.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • The latter was made of "peephole" glass; that is to say, it was transparent toward whichever side happened to be brightly lighted; and since the windows in the corridor provided plenty of light, and the cabinet was black-dark, it was possible to look into the mirror facing me and see reflected in it the whole length of the corridor and anyone who might be entering through the front door.

    Jimgrim

  • The one he hadn’t seen through the peephole was a priest of some sort.

    Scott Free

  • Baylous said the main focus of this law is motorists who only clear enough snow off of their windshields to form a "peephole," which he said causes the driver to miss out on what is happening on the roadways surrounding them.

    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

  • Kelley's apartment building was built in the late 20s, and a few wonderful details have remained intact; particularly this built in wall shelf with the telephone still mounted to the wall (doesn't work, sigh) and the ornate "peephole" with its beautiful little door.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • When they happen to say something on a matter we are informed on, it's like we're being offered a precious "peephole" into what they really are like.

    RealClimate

  • Generally I avoid criticizing competing New York-area newspapers, given my inherent bias, but Bob's Blitz is right on here in ripping the Post for publishing pictures in print and online of the Erin Andrews "peephole" video.

    BallHype - Top Sports News, Videos, and Blogs

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  • Power to the peephole.

    November 8, 2008