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periscope

noun [C]     /ˈper.ɪ.skəʊp/ US  /-skoʊp/
a long, vertical tube containing a set of mirrors that gives you a view of what is above you when you look through the bottom of the tube: Periscopes are used in submarines to allow you to look above the surface of the water.Parts of ships and boats
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