a refracting telescope having inverting lenses or an eyepiece that presents an erect image.
Words nearby terrestrial telescope
Origin of terrestrial telescope
First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for terrestrial telescope
a telescope for use on earth rather than for making astronomical observations. Such telescopes contain an additional lens or prism system to produce an erect imageCompare astronomical telescope
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