Definition of body scanner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


body scanner

BrE BrE//ˈbɒdi skænə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːdi skænər//
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an electronic machine, used at an airport, a prison, etc., that produces a picture of a person’s body through their clothes on a screen so that illegal drugs or weapons can be found