boxcar circuit

boxcar circuit

[′bäks‚kär ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A circuit used in radar for sampling voltage waveforms and storing the latest value sampled; the term is derived from the flat, steplike segments of the output voltage waveform.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.