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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A radar dome.

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

  • n. a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves


ra(dar) + dome.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A blend of radar and dome originating from the 1940s. (Wiktionary)



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    April 18, 2011

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    July 21, 2008

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    January 2, 2007