1. [ noun ] (physics,electronics) a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
Related terms: dish scan
2. [ noun ] (computer science,electronics) an electronic device that generates a digital representation of a document for data input to a computer
Synonyms: image_scanner digital_scanner
Related terms: electronic_device data_input_device
3. [ noun ] (prosody) someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
Related terms: reviewer scan
4. [ noun ] (electronics) a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
Synonyms: electronic_scanner

"they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"

Related terms: detector scan
Similar spelling:   scunner