Definition of peephole
: a hole or crevice to peep through
Recent Examples of peephole from the Web
Here, a soldier aims an automatic rifle through a peephole in a wall Sunday in Raqqa.
The KGB and the Stasi, limited to informants, phone tapping and peepholes, could only have dreamed of such snooping superpowers.
Should anyone knock on your door, check through the hotel peephole before opening the door.
He’d long delighted in a particular rock formation, where a few stones were piled just so, creating a peephole.
The main technological advancement there is the two-way telescreen, essentially an electronic peephole.
Try making this adorably tiny sliding barn door for your peephole.
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PEEPHOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peephole for English Language Learners
: a hole that is used to look through something (such as a door) to the other side
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