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electric eye

Origin of electric eye
1925-30 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for electric eye
  • In freeing the arm, the employee tripped an electric eye, causing the robot arm to cycle.
  • One door is a half door with a doorbell on an electric eye.
  • They then put the electric eye on the machine that made it unnecessary for you to position the ledger sheet by turning the roller.
  • Vehicles approaching the traffic lights cross an electric eye beam starting a timer.
  • The newer models now use electric eye-type control on the burner itself.
  • Check operation of electric eye, treadle, or other operating devices.
British Dictionary definitions for electric eye

electric eye

another name for photocell
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