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
Origin and Etymology of coudé
French coudé bent like an elbow, from coude elbow, from Latin cubitum
First Known Use: circa 1889
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