Definition of Pinhole

1. Noun. A small puncture that might have been made by a pin.

Generic synonyms: Puncture



Definition of Pinhole

1. Noun. A small hole, of a size that could have been made by a pin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinhole

1. a small hole made by a pin [n -S]

Pinhole Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinhole

pinguescent
pinguicula
pinguid
pinguidinous
pinguidity
pinguin
pinguins
pinguitude
pinhead
pinheaded
pinheadedness
pinheadednesses
pinheads
pinhold
pinholds
pinhole (current term)
pinhole camera
pinholes
pinic
pinic acid
pinier
pinies
piniest
piniform
pinin
pining
piningly
pinion and crown wheel
pinion and ring gear

Literary usage of Pinhole

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1. The American Annual of Photography (1912)
"pinhole ENLARGING By AE SWOYER ! HOTOGRAPHY, in common with all other arts, moves in a cycle. We have passed through the stage of microscopic definition, ..."

2. The Complete Photographer by Roger Child Bayley (1906)
"With a pinhole, also, while there is at no time any very fine definition, there is not that gradation from sharp to blur, that is given by a properly ..."

3. The American Amateur Photographer (1904)
"Those camera enthusiasts who imagine the pinhole camera to be something new in the photographic art, will no doubt be surprised, if they will take the ..."

4. Telephotography: An Elementary Treatise on the Construction and Application by Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer (1899)
"Each minute pencil passes through this pinhole in straight lines, and passes on until it is intercepted by the screen, ..."

5. The Science and Practice of Photography: An Elementary Textbook on the by John Ransom Roebuck (1918)
"pinhole Images.—It is not necessary to have a lens\ in order to take a picture on a sensitive plate. If the ordinary lens of a camera be replaced by a very ..."

6. Photographic Amusements, Including a Description of a Number of Novel by Walter E. Woodbury (1922)
"pinhole PHOTOGRAPHY. ALTHOUGH a lens is the most important part of the photographer's apparatus, ... Very good pictures can be made by means of a pinhole. ..."

7. The Threshold of Science: A Variety of Simple and Amusing Experiments by Charles Romley Alder Wright (1891)
"Hold the box with the ground glass or paper screen in front of the eye, the pinhole being directed to a brightly illuminated object or landscape; ..."

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