follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

episcotister

[uh-pis-kuh-tis-ter, ep-i-skuh-tis-ter] /əˈpɪs kəˌtɪs tər, ˌɛp ɪ skəˈtɪs tər/
noun
1.
a disk with a sector removed that when rotated in front of a light source allows the periodic passage of flashes of light: used in studying the motion of a body.
Also, episkotister.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek episkot(ízein) to overshadow (see epi-, scotia, -ize) + -ist + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for episcotister

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for episcotister

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends