Origin of binocle1
1690–1700; < French < Latin bīn(ī) bin- + oculus eye
- 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 binocle2
see origin at pinochle
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Examples from the Web for binocle
Here he plants his binocle on his nose, leans back and stares at me.Happy-Thought Hall
F. C. Burnand
Picking up a binocle, which lay on the table, he turned to look toward Mt. HoodSublime!An Oregon Girl
Alfred Ernest Rice
Binocle, bin′o-kl, n. a telescope through which an object can be viewed with both eyes at the same time.
Something seems to attract his gaze, for he holds the binocle steadily toward the south.Trumpeter Fred
Word Origin and History for binocle
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