Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a tube-like instrument, equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum; a rectoscope

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used in the examination of the rectum; a rectal speculum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an endoscope for examining the rectum

Etymologies

Greek prōktos, anus + -scope.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The proctoscope remained in a fabric sack suspended from his neck.

    Spider Bones

  • Having been on the receiving end of the MMS proctoscope, I speak with experience.

    Offshore Safety Factoids | RedState

  • An Article as Proctoscope for Dick Cheney and Richard Cohen yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'An Article as Proctoscope for Dick Cheney and Richard Cohen'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The only thing we can do with an article by Richard Cohen about how Dick Cheney might be right about torture, is to take it apart, re-assemble it as a proctoscope, lubricate it and stick it up both their asses.'

    An Article as Proctoscope for Dick Cheney and Richard Cohen

  • It's long past time when only Democrats should be subject to a political proctoscope while Republicans get a mere skin-deep overview.

    Mary Lyon: Lipschtick and Pigs

  • George Will's latest recto-cranial inversion yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'George Will\'s latest recto-cranial inversion'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: George Will\'s economic pronouncements in his July 17 Washington Post article, "Committing capitalism," could have only come from using his head as a proctoscope.'

    George Will's latest recto-cranial inversion

  • George Will has been using his head as a proctoscope.

    George Will's latest recto-cranial inversion

  • He told NEWSWEEK that the Enron Task Force had "stuck a proctoscope up inside [Lay's] finances to come up with this bizarre, bulls -- t theory that's without precedent."

    Truth, Justice and the Enron Trial

  • Time will tell whether a telescope will help Thaksin escape the proctoscope treatment.

    Periscope

  • And as far as Katie Couric goes she should just stop the tease and show us the whole proctoscope ‘ Fantastic Voyage’.

    Firedoglake » If It’s Sunday, It’s Misogyny

  • For some time now I have had the sneaking suspicion that Cameron is a walking proctoscope.

    Knowledge is Power

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