field glass


Usually field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.

Origin of field glass

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for field glasses

binoculars, lorgnette, pince-nez

British Dictionary definitions for field glasses

field glasses

pl n

another name for binoculars Former name: field glasses

field glass


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