Meaning of “periscope” in the English Dictionary

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"periscope" in British English

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periscopenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈper.ɪ.skəʊp/ us /ˈper.ɪ.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.

(Definition of “periscope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"periscope" in American English

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periscopenoun [ C ]

us /ˈper·əˌskoʊp/

a vertical tube containing mirrors that can give you a view of what is above you when you look through the bottom of the tube:

The periscope of the submarine was visible just above the surface of the water.

(Definition of “periscope” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)