Definition of pinhole
: a small hole made by, for, or as if by a pin
Examples of pinhole in a Sentence
The water was leaking through a pinhole in the pipe.
pinholes in a bedsheet will look like stars if you shine a light from behind it
Recent Examples of pinhole from the Web
If there’s a small pinhole on the device (and there usually is), insert something small and skinny, like a paperclip, to press the button inside it for 15 seconds.
For the first time in my life, there wasn't a pinhole of light at the end of the tunnel.
At all other times, use eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector. •
One of the best ways to watch an eclipse is through a pinhole camera.
The pair also placed pinhole cameras on the ATMs, police said.
For those of us arriving in leisurely helicopter relays, that helipad looks like a pinhole cut in the dense, endless forest.
Thieves are now installing pinhole-sized cameras that steal victims' pin numbers.
Every IoT device now becomes a potential pinhole for some bad guy to go and exploit in order to compromise people, data, infrastructure.
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First Known Use of pinhole
PINHOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pinhole for English Language Learners
: a very small hole made by a pin or in some other way
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