field glass


noun

Usually field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.

Origin of field glass

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for field glasses (1 of 2)

field glasses


pl n

another name for binoculars Former name: field glasses

British Dictionary definitions for field glasses (2 of 2)

field glass


noun

a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
a former name for field glasses
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