plural noun bi·nos \ˈbī-ˌnōz\

Definition of binos


  1. :  binoculars I raised my binos to scan the shore, where I had willet, lesser yellowlegs and greater yellowlegs together in one view. — Mike Savage, quoted in New York Times, 25 June 1998

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Origin and Etymology of binos

by shortening

First Known Use: 1984

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to cast off or become cast off

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