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monocle

[ mon-uh-kuhl ]
/ ˈmɒn ə kəl /
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noun

an eyeglass for one eye.

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Origin of monocle

First recorded in 1855–60; from French, noun use of adjective: “one-eyed,” from Late Latin monoculus “one-eyed,” equivalent to mon- “sole, one” + oculus “eye;” see origin at mon-, eye
mon·o·cled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monocle

monocle
/ (ˈmɒnəkəl) /

noun

a lens for correcting defective vision of one eye, held in position by the facial muscles
monocled, adjective
C19: from French, from Late Latin monoculus one-eyed, from mono- + oculus eye
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