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

Examples from the Web for field glass

Historical Examples of field glass

  • The other lifted the field-glass and with it swept the Antietam, and the fields and ridges beyond it.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Using his field-glass, Harvey found it was as he had thought.

    That Girl Montana

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Major Elmfoot was examining the defences through his field-glass.

  • With his field-glass, Lupin could distinctly see her coming in his direction.

  • Morris was aroused by the voices, and rushed out with his field-glass.

    Asiatic Breezes

    Oliver Optic

British Dictionary definitions for field glass

field glass


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