Part of speech: noun

A hole for a key, as in a door or lock.

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Usage examples "keyhole":

  1. There was a pause, during which Irene, holding her handkerchief to her lips, crept to the connecting door and stood with her ear close to the keyhole. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
  2. " But," he added, " one would say that an all little light came through the keyhole." - "The Golden Silence", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  3. Presently a voice came through the keyhole, in a whisper. - "The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch", Talbot Baines Reed.