Definitions

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  • n. peephole

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

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spy +‎ hole

Examples

  • Cassidy had an eye glued to the spyhole in the door.

    The Priest

  • Sidling up against the door, Belladonna peered through the spyhole.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • A small neat plastic sign below the spyhole said 'de Meer.'

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  • I winked and blew a kiss at the spyhole, hoping my uncle would realize that I knew and that I wanted him.

    A Very Chilly Victory

  • On the other hand some of them seemed to be on good terms with the guards, called them by nicknames, and tried to wheedle cigarettes through the spyhole in the door.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • He looked through the spyhole, saw who it was, and fired from behind the door.

    Deadly Intent

  • Ah, right—he was waiting by a spyhole and hoping the protoss found it.

    Queen of Blades

  • I picture the previous occupant, possibly a spinster with several cats, peeping through the spyhole suspiciously.

    flat hunting

  • What she had not known then was that one of the mirrors was one-way, and hid a tiny spyhole.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • When the knock came on the door, the grandmother looked through the spyhole and made a sign, and the father said softly, in English, The police are here.

    Calling A Dead Man

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