binocle

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[ bin-uh-kuh l ]
/ ˈbɪn ə kəl /
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noun

Origin of binocle

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

Definition for binocle (2 of 2)

binocle

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[ bahy-nuhk-uh l ]
/ ˈbaɪ nʌk əl /

noun

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

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see origin at pinochle
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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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