coudé

adjective
cou·​dé | \ kü-ˈdā How to pronounce coudé (audio) \

Definition of coudé

: of, relating to, or being a telescope constructed so that the light is reflected along the polar axis to come to a focus at a point where the holder for a photographic plate or a spectrograph may be mounted

First Known Use of coudé

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coudé

French coudé bent like an elbow, from coude elbow, from Latin cubitum

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“Coudé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coud%C3%A9. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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