Meaning of PINHOLE in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

1. : a hole made by or for a pin : pinprick

2. : a small aperture or perforation resembling a hole made by a pin: as

a. archery : the center of the gold

b. : a hole through which a pin passes (as in a truss)

c. : a transparent spot on a developed photographic film or plate often caused by dust on the surface during exposure

d. : a defect in a glaze or enamel consisting of a tiny area of the body or metal that is not covered

e. : a hole in lumber caused by beetles

f. : a minute froth pit in a coated paper

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