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.
1940s: named after Waldo F. Jones, a fictional inventor described by Robert Heinlein in a science fiction story.
Definition of waldo in:
- The US English dictionary