What does the word stethoscope mean?

Usage examples for stethoscope

  1. But I am not going to establish a dangerous precedent that will end with doctors qualified to practice surgery before they are big enough to swing a stethoscope or attorneys that plead a case before they are out of short pants. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  2. " Your friend doesn't look very intelligent," the doctor answered, busy with his stethoscope. – Martians Never Die by Lucius Daniel