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snooperscope

[snoo-per-skohp]
noun
  1. a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.
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Origin of snooperscope

1945–50; snooper + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for snooperscope

snooperscope

noun
  1. 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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