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[rey-dahr-skohp] /ˈreɪ dɑrˌskoʊp/
the viewing screen of radar equipment.
Origin of radarscope
First recorded in 1945-50; radar + -scope Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Larkwell peered over their shoulders, eyeing the radarscope.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Prochaska bent over the radarscope and fiddled with some knobs.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • He said nothing, but spun the wheel to 225 and went back to the radarscope.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • Tom watched the recovery missile intently on the radarscope.

  • After the investigation they'll find out your radarscope wasn't working right.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • He spun the wheel to 180 again, and studied the crawling green spark on the radarscope.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • He had eyebrows and nostrils as sensitive as a radarscope, and masked eyes of a luminous black.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • Bud gave a whoop of excitement and everyone crowded around the radarscope.

  • Tom Corbett stood at the radarscope and watched the thin white line sweep around the face of the instrument.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • Tom watched Miles go to the radarscope and make a minute adjustment.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
British Dictionary definitions for radarscope


a cathode-ray oscilloscope on which radar signals can be viewed. In a plan position indicator, the target is represented by a blip on a radial line that rotates around a point, representing the antenna
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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