- any of several varieties of magnifying glasses, used by jewelers and watchmakers, of from 2 to 20 power and intended to fit in the eye socket, to be attached to spectacles, or to be held in the hand.
Origin of loupe
Examples from the Web for loupe
Historical Examples of loupe
This last word is represented in French by loupe, from which it is probably adapted.
When your dog howled they thought him the Loupe Garoe who, so they believe, is half wolf and half man.The Rope of Gold
Roy J. Snell
Mayor Loupe introduced the President, who made one of his briefest speeches.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison
The workman proceeds in this way, till he has melted enough of metal to form a loupe.
- a magnifying glass used by jewellers, horologists, etc
Word Origin for loupe
"watchmaker's magnifier," 1909, from French loupe.
- A small magnifying lens.