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keyhole

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noun key·hole \ˈkē-ˌhōl\

Simple Definition of keyhole

  • : the opening in a lock into which a key is placed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of keyhole

  1. 1 :  a hole for receiving a key

  2. 2 :  key 12


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keyhole

adjective key·hole

Definition of keyhole

  1. 1 :  revealingly intimate <a keyhole report>

  2. 2 :  intent on revealing intimate details <keyhole columnists>



1937

First Known Use of keyhole

1937


KEYHOLE Defined for Kids

keyhole

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noun key·hole \ˈkē-ˌhōl\

Definition of keyhole for Students

  1. :  a hole for receiving a key




Medical Dictionary

keyhole

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adjective key·hole \ˈkē-ˌhōl\

Medical Definition of keyhole

  1. 1:  relating to, used in, or being a minimally invasive operation or surgical procedure (as laparoscopy or arthroscopy) in which one or more small incisions are made to permit passage of instruments (as an endoscope and forceps) into the body <keyhole surgery for gall bladder removal>

  2. 2:  being a small incision made in keyhole surgery




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