Definitions

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  • n. An optical instrument or toy, resembling the phenakistoscope and illustrating the same principle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An optical instrument or toy, resembling the phenakistoscope, and illustrating the same principle; -- called also phantasmascope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fantascope.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek image + -scope.

Examples

  • "with a phantascope and a piano, the victorians used to make their own fun"...

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