One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A generic name for a pet dog.
From Latin fidō ‘I trust’.
A system for enabling aircraft to land, involving the dispersal of fog by means of petrol burners on the ground. It was developed by the Allies during the Second World War.
- ‘A heating method using oil-burning heaters arranged along the edge of an airfield runway was used during the second World War to disperse fog (known as FIDO, or Fog Intensive Dispersal of).’
- ‘What they were witnessing for the first time was the faithful watchdog of distressed aircraft, the Carnaby FIDO.’
Acronym from Fog Intensive Dispersal Operation.
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