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snooperscope

[ snoo-per-skohp ]
/ ˈsnu pərˌskoʊp /
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noun

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
/ (ˈsnuːpəˌskəʊp) /

noun

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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