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
2 : optic cup
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 back of the camera also has a vintage-style circular eyecup around the viewfinder. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 July 2021 Like its double-barreled cousin, the Zoom Tube boasts a twist-out eyecup, an oversize eyepiece lens and an easy focusing system. Everett Potter, Forbes, 18 May 2021 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, 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, 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eyecup

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jul 2021

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“Eyecup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyecup. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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
2 : optic cup

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