A masculine name.
Webster's New World
A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.
A surname derived from the given name.
A male given name, in modern American use transferred back from the surname.
Other Word Forms of Waldo
Origin of Waldo
From the Robert A. Heinlein story Waldo, published in Astounding in 1940, derived from the name of the eponymous protagonist, Waldo F. Jones, who invented remote manipulators to overcome his own myasthenia gravis.
From the obsolete English given name Waltheof, from Old English weald (“power") + þēof (“thief").
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