Definition of waldo in English:

waldo

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːldəʊ
 
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noun (plural waldos or waldoes)

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

Origin

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

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