1968. Coined by D. C. Fontana in the script for the Star Trek episode The Enterprise Incident.
- (science fiction) A device which renders a person or thing invisible.
2001, Fforde, Jasper, The Eyre Affair:
- I put out my hand and touched the warm surface of the camouflaged Rolls-Royce. I was going to ask Mycroft if I could have the cloaking device fitted to my Speedster but I was too late; enthused by my interest he had trotted off to a large roll-top bureau and was beckoning me over excitedly.