from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strobe light.
- n. A stroboscope.
- n. A spot of higher than normal intensity in the sweep of an indicator, as on a radar screen, used as a reference mark for determining distance.
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- n. A stroboscopic lamp, a device used to produce regular flashes of light
- v. To flash like a stroboscopic lamp.
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- n. scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary
Shortening of stroboscope. (Wiktionary)