field glass

noun
a small refracting telescope
Syn: ↑glass, ↑spyglass
Derivationally related forms: ↑glass (for: ↑glass)
Hypernyms: ↑refracting telescope

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noun
: a hand-held optical instrument for use outdoors usually consisting of two telescopes on a single frame with a focusing device — usually used in plural

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Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
[1885-90]

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field glass or field glasses noun
A binocular telescope for use in the field or open air
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Main Entry:field

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field glasses or field glass,
small binoculars for use outdoors.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Field glass — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field glass — field′ glass n. opt Usu., field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors …   From formal English to slang

  • field glass — Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • field glass — noun a) A pair of binoculars for observing in the field . b) A small monocular refracting telescope …   Wiktionary

  • field glass — noun Date: 1836 a binocular without prisms especially for use outdoors usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • field-glass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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