plural noun

bi·​nos ˈbī-ˌnōz How to pronounce binos (audio)
: 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

Word History


by shortening

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of binos was in 1984

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“Binos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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