sniffer

[snif-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that sniffs.
2.
a device or mechanism for detecting something.

Origin:
1860–65; sniff + -er1

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sniffer (ˈsnɪfə)
 
n
1.  a device for detecting hidden substances such as drugs or explosives, esp by their odour
2.  a computer program or device used to monitor, detect, and capture data on a network

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Example sentences
The device is a thousand times more sensitive than the current gold standard in
  explosives detection: the sniffer dog.
Specially trained sniffer dogs can smell something on the breath of lung cancer
  patients.
Sometimes a small, friendly sniffer dog comes around for a preliminary check.
The group doesn't stick a sniffer inside a closed car and consult a gauge.
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