Definition of waldo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːldəʊ/

noun (plural waldos or waldoes)

A remote-controlled device for handling or manipulating objects.
Example sentences
  • Robert Heinlein was responsible for ‘waldoes,’ those automated gloves that scientists use to manipulate dangerous items by remote control.


1940s: named after Waldo F. Jones, a fictional inventor described by Robert Heinlein in a science fiction story.

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