[ hee-lee-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈhi li əˌskoʊp /
a telescope for viewing the sun, adapted to protect the eye of the viewer from the sun's glare.
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OTHER WORDS FROM helioscopehe·li·o·scop·ic [hee-lee-uh-skop-ik], /ˌhi li əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivehe·li·os·co·py [hee-lee-os-kuh-pee], /ˌhi liˈɒs kə pi/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for helioscope
To the "helioscope" employed by Father Scheiner two centuries and a quarter earlier, a species of micrometer was added.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
A few words must here be said concerning the helioscope, which on more than one occasion played a prominent part in this war.The Story of the Zulu Campaign|Waller Ashe