- a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.
Origin of snooperscope
1945–50; snooper + -scope
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- military, US an instrument that enables the user to see objects in the dark by illuminating the object with infrared radiation and converting the reflected radiation to a visual image
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