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field glass

Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
Origin of field glass
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Later they levelled their field glasses at the starting point.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • When she returned she had a pair of field glasses with her and she looked at the roof through them.


    Dorothy Whitehill
  • I thought perhaps you might step into the tent and get our field glasses.

  • They were not to be seen even by the aid of field glasses any more that day.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • With the aid of field glasses we could see Filipinos on the mountains.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • The outlaw got out his field glasses and watched the men intently.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • Each was studying the topography of the country with the aid of their field glasses.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • Through my field glasses I could see that he was licking his lower lip with his tongue.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Annixter, who had taken his field glasses from Harran, adjusted them to his eyes.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for field glasses

field glasses

plural noun
another name for binoculars Former name field glasses

field glass

a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
a former name for field glasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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