Waldo definitions

wôldō, wäldō
A masculine name.
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A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.
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A male given name, in modern American use transferred back from the surname.
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A surname derived from the given name.
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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.