terrestrial telescope

  1. a refracting telescope having inverting lenses or an eyepiece that presents an erect image.

Origin of terrestrial telescope

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby terrestrial telescope

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How to use terrestrial telescope in a sentence

  • Figure 27 is a section of a terrestrial telescope much used for military purposes.

    Visual Signaling | Signal Corps United States Army
  • Type B: This telescope is a 19-27 power, 2-draw terrestrial telescope, in leather carrying case with sling.

    Visual Signaling | Signal Corps United States Army
  • The contrary condition of things would arise if a Galilean telescope or a terrestrial telescope of any kind were made use of.

    The Story of the Solar System | George F. Chambers
  • A megaphone and a huge terrestrial telescope on a tripod stood in one corner.

    The Land of Footprints | Stewart Edward White
  • The lack of atmosphere made it possible to use a power of magnification that no terrestrial telescope may use.

    The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for terrestrial telescope

terrestrial telescope

  1. 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 image: Compare astronomical telescope

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