One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural waldos, Plural waldoes
A remote-controlled device for handling or manipulating objects.
- ‘Robert Heinlein was responsible for ‘waldoes,’ those automated gloves that scientists use to manipulate dangerous items by remote control.’
1940s: named after Waldo F. Jones, a fictional inventor described by Robert Heinlein in a science fiction story.
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