snooperscope


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snooperscope

(ˈsnuːpəˌskəʊp)
n
(Military) military US 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

snoop•er•scope

(ˈsnu pərˌskoʊp)

n.
a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.
[1945–50]

snooperscope

a device using infrared radiation and a fluoroscope to enable an observer to identify objects in the dark.
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Neville's infrared sight was colloquially known as a "Snooperscope," and it saw some limited use during the island campaigns at the end of the Second World War.
Equipped with the most modern and powerful snooperscopes, our assassins can see your house just as easily at night as during the day.