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keyhole

noun key·hole \ ˈkē-ˌhōl \

Definition of keyhole

1 :a hole for receiving a key
2 :key 10

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First Known Use of keyhole

1504


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keyhole

adjective

Definition of keyhole

1 :revealingly intimate
  • a keyhole report
2 :intent on revealing intimate details
  • keyhole columnists

First Known Use of keyhole

1851


KEYHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

keyhole

noun

Definition of keyhole for English Language Learners

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


KEYHOLE Defined for Kids

keyhole

noun key·hole \ ˈkē-ˌhōl \

Definition of keyhole for Students

:a hole for receiving a key

Medical Dictionary

keyhole

adjective key·hole \ ˈkē-ˌhōl \

medical Definition of keyhole

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 :being a small incision made in keyhole surgery


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