- (of a reflecting telescope) having plane mirrors positioned to reflect light from the primary mirror along the axis onto a detector
French, literally: bent in the shape of an elbow, from coude an elbow
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Examples from the Web for coudé
The man said, the breche was so openly founde, that he coude nat hyde it.
And the eyes of Israell were dymme for age/ so that he coude not see.The First Boke of Moses called Genesis
The coude and genouillire are both smaller than in the Gothic suit, and fit more closely to the limbs.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
The franklyn, perceyuynge that he coude no good nor wold not depart by none other meanes, answeryd hym shortely and sayd: by God!
Tilting harness probably made by Helmschmid; espaliers, manteau d'armes, coude, left cuisse and colleret missing.The Business of Life
Robert W. Chambers