AskDefine | Define peephole

Dictionary Definition

peephole n : a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep [syn: spyhole]

User Contributed Dictionary



From peep + hole.



  1. A small hole, opening, or glass, especially in a door, through which to look.

Extensive Definition

A peephole is a small opening (or glass window) cut in a door, typically to allow people inside to see outside without opening the door. Glass peepholes are often fitted with a fisheye lens to allow a wider field of view from the inside and little to no visibility from the outside.
peephole in French: judas optique

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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