Definition of waldo in English:

waldo

nounwaldos, 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

waldo

/ˈwɔːldəʊ/