wayback machine

noun
variants: or less commonly Wayback Machine

Definition of wayback machine

humorous
:a device for traveling into the past
  • The past always seems a little better than the present, so who wouldn't want to take a trip in the wayback machine?
  • —Steven Zeitchik
  • He sort of resembles a grown-up version of Sherman, the cartoon character from "Rocky and His Friends" who used to join the dog Peabody on travels through history in "the wayback machine."
  • —Joel Selvin

First Known Use of wayback machine

1961


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