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sniffer

[ snif-er ]
/ ˈsnɪf ər /
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noun

a person or thing that sniffs.
a device or mechanism for detecting something.

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Origin of sniffer

First recorded in 1860–65; sniff + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for sniffer

sniffer
/ (ˈsnɪfə) /

noun

a device for detecting hidden substances such as drugs or explosives, esp by their odour
a computer program or device used to monitor, detect, and capture data on a network
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