peephole

noun
peep·​hole | \ ˈpēp-ˌhōl How to pronounce peephole (audio) \

Definition of peephole

: a hole or crevice to peep through

Examples of peephole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The door to its backroom had a peephole, marking its origin as a speak-easy, a Prohibition-era underground saloon. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Another door includes a sliding peephole, a telltale speak-easy element. Diana Lambdin Meyer, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2022 The moment is intercut with snippets of footage that include Nacho Vargo, clearly in hiding after the events of Better Call Saul season five and peering through a peephole. Andy Meek, BGR, 5 Apr. 2022 The kitchen is also set up to resemble the one from Monica's apartment, from its lavender walls and robin's egg blue cabinets to the famous framed peephole. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 The guard instead started shooting through a peephole until the Daltons gave it up and rode off empty-handed. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Pu Pan Hike, the sole adult man in Thantlang at the time, was watching from a peephole as troops used a catalyst to start the fire. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2021 The window is even designed to allow natural air flow to pass under it, pushing smoke, grease and vision-blocking build-up away from your peephole. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2021 The window is even designed to allow natural air flow to pass under it, pushing smoke, grease and vision-blocking build-up away from your peephole. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of peephole

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peephole was circa 1570

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Last Updated

2 May 2022

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“Peephole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peephole. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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