Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A domelike shell transparent to radio-frequency radiation, used to house a radar antenna.

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  • noun A radar dome.

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  • noun a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves

Etymologies

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

[ra(dar) + dome.]

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A blend of radar and dome originating from the 1940s.

Examples

  • Finally, Olympic-goers will be able to control the intensity of lights that travel up and down Toronto's CN Tower as well as the speed of the "radome" that spins under the observation deck.

    Crave: The gadget blog

  • Dodging the lasers, diving out of the way of missles, then quickly bringing up the Stinger to fire off a missle at the radome before running away was exciting.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Dodging the lasers, diving out of the way of missles, then quickly bringing up the Stinger to fire off a missle at the radome before running away was exciting.

    Appreciating Older Games

  • SPY BALL DEFLATED BY ACTIVISTS '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: New Zealand activists deflate U.S. spy base radome as they call for end of U.S. military empire. '

    U.S. SPY BALL DEFLATED BY ACTIVISTS

  • Damage to the radome is estimated at more than $1 million.

    U.S. SPY BALL DEFLATED BY ACTIVISTS

  • The radome and other wing to body fairings and access panels, doors AC bay are composite.

    Think Progress » Bill O’Reilly:

  • One launcher radome was peppered with shrapnel from a 500 lb bomb but continued to function without loss of performance.

    How I was called a liar by a Colonel representing the MOD in the PTSD Group Action

  • One launcher radome was peppered with shrapnel from a 500 lb bomb but continued to function without loss of performance.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • By far its most distinctive feature was the saucer-shaped radome, twenty-four feet in diameter, circling at a leisurely six revolutions per minute on its mounting above the aircraft's fuselage.

    Countdown

  • Rounded nose, stepped-up cockpit, and radome on the belly.

    S-2 TRACKER (GRUMMAN)

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  • Name for the nosecone of an airliner that houses the weather radar used by pilots to navigate around and see thru thunderstorm formations.

    January 2, 2007

  • I used to build these for Nomad Searchmaster aircraft. Huge radomes they were too.

    July 21, 2008

  • Also a place where lots of BMX bikes are ridden, Bon Jovi songs are listened to, and radishs are served.

    December 3, 2008

  • Also, the totality of all things rad.

    April 18, 2011