eyecup

noun
eye·​cup | \ ˈī-ˌkəp How to pronounce eyecup (audio) \

Definition of eyecup

1 : a small oval cup with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye used for applying liquid remedies to the eyes
3 : a usually rubber cup at the eyepiece of an optical instrument (such as binoculars) for keeping out extraneous light

Examples of eyecup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The finish and eyecups could use a little more finishing, but the balance is nearly perfect, and its durability and versatility are both very good. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "The Best Quality Optics To Buy When You’re On a Budget," 6 Dec. 2019 This camera has a full-size HDMI, better ergonomics for waist- and chest-level video shooting, and more options for capture rates and color profiles, plus a convenient electronic viewfinder and roomy eyecup. Tom O'brien, National Geographic, "Best new compact cameras for travelers," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eyecup

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eyecup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyecup. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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eyecup

noun
eye·​cup | \ ˈī-ˌkəp How to pronounce eyecup (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyecup

1 : a small oval cup with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye used for applying liquid remedies to the eyes

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