Keyhole
Keyhole Key"hole`, n. 1. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) (Carp.) A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them. (b) (Mach.) a mortise for a key or cotter. [1913 Webster]

{Keyhole limpet} (Zo["o]l.), a marine gastropod of the genus Fissurella and allied genera. See {Fissurella}.

{Keyhole saw}, a narrow, slender saw, used in cutting keyholes, etc., as in doors; a kind of compass saw or fret saw.

{Keyhole urchin} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous clypeastroid sea urchins, of the genera {Melitta}, {Rotula}, and {Encope}; -- so called because they have one or more perforations resembling keyholes. [1913 Webster]


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