Entry from British & World English dictionary
A scanner using radiation, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging in order to examine the entire body.
- Frequent travellers, priapic schoolboys and the terminally vain may have noticed with interest that Heathrow Airport recently installed an X-ray body scanner at Terminal 4.
- Similarly, the body scanner seemed like a miracle machine when first introduced.
- Randomly chosen passengers will have to go through an X-ray machine or be searched, either by a body scanner or with sniffer dogs.
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