dashcam

noun

dash·​cam ˈdash-ˌkam How to pronounce dashcam (audio)
variants or less commonly dash cam or dashboard camera
plural dashcams also dash cams or dashboard cameras
: a video camera mounted usually on the dashboard of a vehicle and used to continuously record activity through the vehicle's windshield
Typically, police dashcams are used to gather evidence during traffic stops.Janissa Delzo
The fight took place on the right side of the police car, out of view from the dash cam.Nathalie Baptiste

Examples of dashcam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any witnesses to the collision or who have a vehicle equipped with a dashcam that was driving through the area at the time of the collision are asked to contact Trooper Michael Dean at Troop H at 860-534-1098 or by email at michael.dean@ct.gov. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Any witnesses to the crash or drivers in the area with dashcam footage have been asked to contact Trooper Christopher Brett at 860-848-6500, ext. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 12 Jan. 2024 Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses in the incident to come forward and anyone who has dashcam footage of the crash, which happened at around 1:30 p.m. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2024 The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, or FIRE, released dashcam video on Monday of the Feb. 9, 2018, arrest. Landon Mion, Fox News, 20 Dec. 2023 The dashcam video records a view of Card's driveway through the windshield. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 15 Dec. 2023 In dashcam footage recorded outside the couple's 203 Post Ave. home and referenced by Law & Crime, one of their relatives can be heard pointing the house out to police. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 12 Dec. 2023 The dashcam footage then shows a gunman tossing a grenade into the shelter as the assailants run for cover. Isabel Kershner Amit Elkayam, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Another video from the dashcam, timestamped at 12:09 p.m., shows two militants approach the body of the second individual. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, 9 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dashcam was in 1971

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“Dashcam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashcam. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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dashcam

noun
dash·​cam
ˈdash-ˌkam
variants also dash cam or dashboard camera
plural dashcams also dash cams or dashboard cameras
: a video camera mounted on the dashboard of a vehicle and used to continuously record information
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