plural noun

bi·​nocs bə-ˈnäks How to pronounce binocs (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Or bring your bike and cruise around with your binocs—there’s plenty of wildlife to see, including wild horses, loggerhead turtles, and alligators. Alexandra Gillespie, Outside Online, 18 Nov. 2022 Outdoors, there are bird-watchers, rushing to trees with their binocs, looking up, seeing what’s what. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 7 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of binocs was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Binocs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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