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Meaning of KEYHOLE

Pronunciation:  'kee`howl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the hole where a key is inserted

KEYHOLE is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 See Also: hole, lock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Key"hole`\, n.
1. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.

   (a) (Carp.) A hole or excavation in beams intended to be
       joined together, to receive the key which fastens
   (b) (Mach.) a mortise for a key or cotter.

{Keyhole limpet} (Zo["o]l.), a marine gastropod of the genus
   Fissurella and allied genera. See {Fissurella}.

{Keyhole saw}, a narrow, slender saw, used in cutting
   keyholes, etc., as in doors; a kind of compass saw or fret

{Keyhole urchin} (Zo["o]l.), 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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are peeping through a keyhole, forewarns that you will be in danger of hurting a good friend by revealing a secret. Dreaming that you catch others peeping through a keyhole, forewarns that you should be cautious of jealous friends who try to blemish your reputation. Dreaming that you cannot find the keyhole in the dark means that you have unconsciously hurt a friend's feeling.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air hole, armhole, blowhole, bullet-hole, bunghole, cringle, deadeye, eye, eyelet, gasket, grommet, guide, knothole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole, punch-hole, spiracle, tap, vent, venthole