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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. 2017.
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  • The first social vision of my life I had through Dillon's field glass.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • He reached for his field glass and saw that one of them had a deer across his saddle.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He reseated himself on the grass, laying his field glass beside him.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers
  • And the cartoonist from Milwaukee took to looking for a cloud with a field glass.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • But in this they were mistaken for Si Peters had a field glass with him.

  • He was looking through a field glass down the highroad before him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • A field glass or a Bausch & Lomb binocular is really a necessity.

    Our Bird Comrades

    Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • It was there sure enough when examined through a field glass.

  • She was right; nor would they need the field glass to recognize it.

    The Princess Dehra John Reed Scott
  • The Doctor took his place by them, examining the lines with a field glass.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for field glass

field glass

a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
a former name for field glasses
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