snooperscope

snooperscope

[snoo-per-skohp]
noun
a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.

Origin:
1945–50; snooper + -scope

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To snooperscope
Collins
World English Dictionary
snooperscope (ˈsnuːpəˌskəʊp)
 
n
(US) military 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature