Meaning of waldo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɔːldəʊ/

nounplural noun waldos, plural noun waldoes

  • A remote-controlled device for handling or manipulating objects.

    • ‘Robert Heinlein was responsible for ‘waldoes,’ those automated gloves that scientists use to manipulate dangerous items by remote control.’


1940s named after Waldo F. Jones, a fictional inventor described by Robert Heinlein in a science fiction story.