Definition of peephole in English:



  • A small hole that may be looked through, especially one in a door through which callers may be identified before the door is opened.

    ‘she peered through the security peephole in the solid oak door’
    ‘he saw a peephole in the clouds’
    as modifier ‘she was wearing a black peephole bra’
    • ‘He frowned before making his way over and peering out the peephole in the door.’
    • ‘The little peephole in the door opened up and a face appeared.’
    • ‘I squinted out the peephole and saw Kevin smiling brightly at me.’
    • ‘I always keep my door locked and use the peephole if anybody knocks on the door.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, I looked through the peephole before unbolting the door to admit Duncan.’
    • ‘She looked through the peephole and smiled as she opened the door.’
    • ‘‘We have installed special locks, peepholes in doors, sensor security lighting and personal emergency pendants for about 40 people in recent times ’, she said.’
    • ‘On a normal day, he would have absently placed his jacket on the naked hook attached to the door just below the peephole.’
    • ‘He turned the television off and went to the front door, checking the peephole before answering.’
    • ‘He went to the door and, without bothering with the peephole, he flung the door open.’
    • ‘Through the peephole in her door, Joanne could recognize the children as the ones on the news.’
    • ‘He looked through the peephole in the door and saw Ryan standing there.’
    • ‘I swung the door open without bothering to check through the peephole.’
    • ‘I wish that we had one of those little peepholes in our door.’
    • ‘Standing on her tippy toes and checking the peephole, she unlocked the door and pulled it open.’
    • ‘Blair breezed past him towards the door, looking through the peephole before opening it.’
    • ‘Without thinking, without even looking through the peephole, she thrust the door open.’
    • ‘She stomped through the entryway and without bothering to look through the peephole, yanked the door wide.’
    • ‘Fez opened the peephole, standing on his tiptoes to see who was there, then opened it.’
    • ‘I suddenly realize that the peephole in the door facing mine is also open and that there's an eye behind it.’
    opening, gap, cleft, spyhole, slit, crack, chink, keyhole, aperture, orifice, crevice, cranny, fissure
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