field glass

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  1. Usually field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.

Origin of field glass

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby field glass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field glass in a sentence

  • Gwynne fetched Isabel's field-glass and studied the scene below, picking out the more disastrous work of the earthquake.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Some minutes after he ran back, bringing an excellent field-glass that had served him in many a voyage.

  • With his field-glass, Thurstane examined one after another of the mesas and buttes which diversified this enormous depression.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • With his field-glass he could distinguish every action of the tragedy which was being enacted on the plain.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • Thurstane swept his field-glass around once more, searching for some outlet besides the horrible cañon, and searching in vain.

    Overland | John William De Forest

British Dictionary definitions for field glass

field glass

  1. a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand

  2. a former name for field glasses

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