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electric eye

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noun
  1. photocell.
  2. electron-ray tube.

Origin of electric eye

First recorded in 1925–30
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  • I'll probably stick to electric-eye doors, burglar alarms, closed-circuit television systems and things like that.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for electric eye

electric eye

noun
  1. another name for photocell
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