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"periscope" in British English

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periscopenoun [C]

uk   /ˈper.ɪ.skəʊp/  us   /-skoʊp/
a ​long, ​verticaltubecontaining 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)

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periscopenoun [C]

 us   /ˈper·əˌskoʊp/
a ​verticaltubecontainingmirrors 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)
Translations of “periscope”
in Spanish periscopio…
in Vietnamese kính tiềm vọng/ kính viễn vọng…
in Malaysian periskop…
in Thai กล้องส่องดูเหนือผิวน้ำของเรือดำน้ำ…
in French périscope…
in German das Periskop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜望镜…
in Indonesian periskop…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛望鏡…
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