follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

teleran

[tel-uh-ran] /ˈtɛl əˌræn/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a navigational aid that uses radar to map the sky above an airfield, which, together with a map of the airfield itself, is transmitted by television to aircraft approaching the field.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; short for Tele(vision) R(adar) A(ir) N(avigation)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for teleran

Teleran

/ˈtɛləˌræn/
noun
1.
trademark an electronic navigational aid in which the image of a ground-based radar system is televised to aircraft in flight so that a pilot can see the position of his aircraft in relation to others
Word Origin
C20: from Tele(vision) R(adar) A(ir) N(avigation)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for teleran

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for teleran

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends