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pinhole

[pin-hohl] /ˈpɪnˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a small hole made by or as by a pin.
2.
a hole for a pin to go through; tiny aperture.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; pin + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for pin-hole

pinhole

/ˈpɪnˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
a small hole made with or as if with a pin
2.
(archery) the exact centre of an archery target, in the middle of the gold zone
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Word Origin and History for pin-hole
n.

1670s, from pin (n.) + hole (n.).

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