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Meaning of keyhole

key•hole

Pronunciation: (kē'hōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a hole for inserting a key in a lock, esp. one in the shape of a circle with a rectangle having a width smaller than the diameter of the circle projecting from the bottom.
  2. Also calledthe area at each end of the court that is bounded by two lines extending from the end line parallel to and equidistant from the sidelines and terminating in a circle around the foul line.
—adj.
  1. extremely private or intimate, esp. with reference to information gained as if by peeping through a keyhole.
  2. snooping and intrusive: a keyhole investigator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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