Definitions for keyholeˈkiˌhoʊl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keyhole(noun)

    the hole where a key is inserted


  1. keyhole(Noun)

    The hole in a lock where the key is inserted and turns

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keyhole(noun)

    a hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key

  2. Keyhole(noun)

    a hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them

  3. Keyhole(noun)

    a mortise for a key or cotter

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A frequent test for sobriety.

Editors Contribution

  1. keyhole

    a punishment in the old british navy. When out to sea, tying a man to rope and pulling him under the ship from one end to the other.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bradley Cooper:

    It was a keyhole into that life.

  2. Arthur Koestler:

    Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.

  3. Black Elk:

    He was so narrow-minded he could see through a keyhole with two eyes.

  4. Peter Ustinov:

    By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.

  5. National Park Service:

    Keyhole Canyon is a short, narrow slot canyon located on the east side of Zion National Park, a permit is required for traveling through Keyhole Canyon and individuals must complete several short rappels under 30 feet and swim through several pools of water.

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