overhead projector


: a projector for projecting onto a vertical screen magnified images of graphic material on a horizontal transparency illuminated from below

called also overhead

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The accompanying lyric video features the band placing the lyrics on an overhead projector in time with the music. Grace Ann Natanawan, SPIN, 5 Apr. 2022 The cryptocurrency company spent its 60 seconds – and estimated $13 million – on a QR bouncing from corner to corner of your TV screen (think of a screensaver on an overhead projector during a stultifying presentation). Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 13 Feb. 2022 An overhead projector maps the 2001 work onto the wall. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Nov. 2021 Put an overhead projector on the field, and drew out the helmet with a magic marker, standing on a fork lift. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2021 Honja uses a manual overhead projector (available for rent from party rental shops) to project her designs onto the wall. Kathy Barnes, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Feb. 2021 The Raiders already have protested, claiming the league is conspiring against the Silver & Black because Goodell refused to allow the Raiders to make their picks via overhead projector. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 22 Apr. 2020 Over in Room 151, between all the churning laptops, two overhead projectors and massive projection screens as well as sheer stress. NBC News, 10 Feb. 2020 Newly deputized strikebreakers with ancient guns stand in a classroom complete with an overhead projector and modern light figures. Washington Post, 14 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overhead projector was in 1938

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“Overhead projector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhead%20projector. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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