- a transparent material containing embedded crystals capable of polarizing light: used in optics, photography, etc.
short for Polaroid Land Camera a camera that develops the film negative internally and produces a print within seconds after the process is initiated
- such a photograph
polar + -oid
See Polaroid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A trademark used for a specially treated, transparent plastic capable of polarizing light passing through it, used in glare-reducing optical devices.
- A trademark used for a camera and film that produce instant photographs.