Definition of Keyhole

1. Noun. The hole where a key is inserted.

Generic synonyms: Hole
Group relationships: Lock



Definition of Keyhole

1. n. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.

Definition of Keyhole

1. Noun. The hole in a lock where the key is inserted and turns ¹

2. Noun. (context: lasers) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keyhole

1. a hole for a key [n -S]

Medical Definition of Keyhole

1. 1. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key. 2. A mortise for a key or cotter. Keyhole limpet, any one of numerous clypeastroid sea urchins, of the genera Melitta, Rotula, and Encope; so called because they have one or more perforations resembling keyholes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keyhole

keyfob
keyfobs
keyframe
keyframed
keyframer
keyframers
keyframes
keyframing
keygen
keygens
keyguard
keyguards
keyholder
keyholders
keyholding
keyhole (current term)
keyhole deformity
keyhole limpet
keyhole limpet hemocyanin
keyhole lympet hemocyanin
keyhole pupil
keyhole saw
keyhole surgery
keyholes
keyholing
keying
keyite
keyless
keylike
keyline

Literary usage of Keyhole

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1. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1866)
"4d. per 1000 only. of the levers not being accessible for feeling through the jA consumer, therefore, living in a street where the keyhole, and therefore ..."

2. Spanish Ironwork by Arthur Byne, Mildred Stapley Byne (1915)
"CHEST LOCK WITH FALSE FIXING STAPLES OVER keyhole. Hispanic Society of America. Late XVI Century. Backplate 6 in. square. No. 108. between which the plate ..."

3. The American Girl's Home Book of Work and Play by Helen Campbell (1902)
"TO PUT THREE CHILDREN THROUGH THE keyhole. This is done by choosing three children, with a great deal of ceremony, and arranging them by the door, ..."

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