binocle

1
[bin-uh-kuh l]

Origin of binocle

1
1690–1700; < French < Latin bīn(ī) bin- + oculus eye

binocle

2
[bahy-nuhk-uh l]
noun
  1. a card game of the bezique family that is played by two persons with a 48-card pack, the lowest card of which is nine.

Origin of binocle

2
see origin at pinochle
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Word Origin and History for binocle
n.

1690s, from French binocle (17c.), from Latin bini- "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)).

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