Origin of refractor
Examples from the Web for refractor
Historical Examples of refractor
A refractor is also more convenient to handle than is a reflector.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The same eyepieces will serve for either the reflector or the refractor.Pleasures of the telescope
In America the reflector has always kept at least even pace with the refractor.
It is not easy to say which type of telescope, the refractor or the reflector, is the more famous.
With 3-inch refractor in the Punjab I found it “full scarlet.”Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
- an object or material that refracts
- another name for refracting telescope
Word Origin and History for refractor
1769, as a type of telescope, agent noun from refract.