streak camera

noun

: a camera for recording very fast or short-lived phenomena (such as fluorescence or shock waves)

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streak camera was in 1959

Dictionary Entries Near streak camera

Cite this Entry

“Streak camera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streak%20camera. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

streak camera

noun
: a camera for recording very fast or short-lived things (as shock waves)
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!