field glass

noun

Definition of field glass

: a binocular without prisms especially for use outdoors usually used in plural

Examples of field glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bag contained a camera, film, field glasses, and other flight gear. Dean Conger, National Geographic, "Intimate Pictures of John Glenn's Historic Mission to Orbit Earth," 8 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of field glass

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Field glass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20glass. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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