Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
British Dictionary definitions for lippershey

Lippershey

Lippersheim (ˈlɪpəsˌhaɪm)

noun
  1. Hans. died ?1619, Dutch lens grinder, who built the first telescope
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for lippershey

Historical Examples

  • He did not have it made in Holland, but constructed it himself on Lippershey's principle.

    Astronomical Myths

    John F. Blake

  • They refused the patent, and though the discovery was soon found of value, Lippershey reaped no benefit.

    Astronomical Myths

    John F. Blake