from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tiny puncture made by or as if by a pin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small hole made by the puncture or perforation of a pin; hence, any very small aperture.
  • noun A minute perforation or transparency, as if made with the point of a pin, of which great numbers sometimes appear in the film of a photographic negative from some chemical defect or fault in manipulation.
  • noun In archery, the exact center of the target. Hits in the gold are measured by their distance from the pinhole. Compare pin, n., 2 .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small hole, of a size that could have been made by a pin

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

  • noun a small puncture that might have been made by a pin


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