Origin of binocular
Examples from the Web for binoculars
Contemporary Examples of binoculars
They were found camped in the woods, armed with binoculars, flying a small helicopter.What Was This Drone Doing Over a South Carolina Prison?
August 1, 2014
The search for the remains of Flight 370 is not simply a case of binoculars out of the window, although they play a part.Was MH370 Carrying Killer Cargo?
March 21, 2014
Without a bribed official, a halcyon, or eagle, will watch the entry point with binoculars for patterns and opportunities.
Detective Brian Sallee lifted a pair of binoculars and scanned a parking lot a quarter mile down the road.
The film opens with her bratty brother spying on her with binoculars as she suntans on a beach.‘Jeune et Jolie’ (‘Young and Beautiful’) Opens at Cannes With Model Marine Vacth
May 16, 2013
Historical Examples of binoculars
The American turned his binoculars obediently and scanned the west and north.
As it was too small for his naked eyes, he resorted to the binoculars once more.
Next he showed them a pair of binoculars, teaching them how to look through them.
In their places, suddenly, there were the thermos and the binoculars.
Then he took up the binoculars from the roof of the deckhouse.The Rescue
Word Origin for binocular
1866; see binocular. Earlier binocle (1690s).
1738, "involving both eyes," earlier "having two eyes" (1713), from French binoculaire, from Latin bini "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + ocularis "of the eye," from oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)). The double-tubed telescopic instrument (1871, short for binocular glass) earlier was called a binocle. Related: Binocularity.