snooperscope

[ snoo-per-skohp ]
/ ˈsnu pərˌskoʊp /

noun

a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.

Nearby words

  1. snook,
  2. snooker,
  3. snookums,
  4. snoop,
  5. snooper,
  6. snoopy,
  7. snoose,
  8. snoot,
  9. snootful,
  10. snooty

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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