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keyhole

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noun key·hole \ˈkē-ˌhōl\

Definition of keyhole

  1. 1 :  a hole for receiving a key

  2. 2 :  key 12

Circa 1592

First Known Use of keyhole

circa 1592


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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 English Language Learners

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keyhole

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noun key·hole \ˈkē-ˌhōl\

Definition of keyhole for English Language Learners

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


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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