eyehole

noun

eye·​hole ˈī-ˌhōl How to pronounce eyehole (audio)

Examples of eyehole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicholas Braun’s Cousin Greg, vomiting out of a theme park costume’s eyeholes? Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 28 May 2023 What’s provocative is not simply the portrayal of Klansmen, simplified to little more than lumpy white triangles with skinny black rectangles for eyeholes. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 The buttons felt well-made too, and their eyeholes held them nicely in place without any fraying. Olivia Avitt, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2023 The images attack too quickly for style to be processed, like medicinal sea worms that dive straight through the eyeholes and into the brain. Ed Park, The New York Review of Books, 14 Mar. 2023 For bread, all vanished into an emptiness thirsty as old iron, a plowshare Left in a fallow field for decades beside a snakeskin wound through the eyehole Of a steer’s skull. The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2022 Arredondo-Brock’s piece really opens up when one looks inside the eyeholes of the mask and sees a stream of words in the form of thought bubbles that have been created inside. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2020 Will Cousin Greg throw up out of the eyeholes of a children’s costume again? Emma Specter, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2019 Cut eyeholes in your pumpkin, and attach plastic eyeballs (available at party supply stores) inside the sockets to give the face a spooky stare. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, 9 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyehole was in 1572

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Cite this Entry

“Eyehole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyehole. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

eyehole

noun
eye·​hole -ˌhōl How to pronounce eyehole (audio)

Medical Definition

eyehole

noun
eye·​hole ˈī-ˌhōl How to pronounce eyehole (audio)
: orbit
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