It was an all-hands operation, telescoping what would normally be a nine-month process into five short weeks.
Grislow lowered the glass and slid the telescoping sun tubes home with a snap.
The telescoping of long names leads to trouble among the ignorant.
The dramatizer of a novel faces many opportunities for this telescoping of scenes.
The whole of the above is a typical case of what I have called the telescoping action of memory.
Later, telescoping periscopes were used, which could be raised by means of a hand-lever.
A sheet-iron tent stove with bottom and telescoping pipe will make the tent warm and snug.
It consists of a prism mounted on a telescoping leg which may be fastened to the drawing-board.
His metal cane was in reality an extension rod, not unlike a telescoping fishing-rod.
The wind-shield standard contained a collapsible mast, like the telescoping cane he held in his hand.
1640s, from Italian telescopio (used by Galileo, 1611), and Modern Latin telescopium (used by Kepler, 1613), both from Greek teleskopos "far-seeing," from tele- "far" (see tele-) + -skopos "seeing" (see -scope). Said to have been coined by Prince Cesi, founder and head of the Roman Academy of the Lincei (Galileo was a member). Used in English in Latin form from 1619.
"to force together one inside the other" (like the sliding tubes of some telescopes), 1867, from telescope (n.). Related: Telescoped; telescoping.
A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects by gathering and concentrating radiation. The most familiar kind of telescope is the optical telescope, which collects radiation in the form of visible light. It may work by reflection, with a bowl-shaped mirror at its base, or by refraction, with a system of lenses. Other kinds of telescopes collect other kinds of radiation; there are radio telescopes (which collect radio waves), x-ray telescopes, and infrared telescopes. Radio and optical telescopes may be situated on the Earth, since the Earth's atmosphere allows light and radio waves through but absorbs radiation from several other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-ray telescopes are placed in space.