plural noun
gog·​gles | \ ˈgä-gəlz How to pronounce goggles (audio) \

Definition of goggles

1 : protective glasses set in a flexible frame (as of rubber or plastic) that fits snugly against the face
2 : an electronic apparatus that covers the eyes and is used to enhance vision (as at night) or to produce images (as of a virtual reality)

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Other Words from goggles

goggled \ ˈgä-​gəld How to pronounce goggles (audio) \ adjective

Examples of goggles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His small unit set out on foot, slipping through the darkness in silence, motioning commands only visible through the night-vision goggles attached to their helmets. Washington Post, 22 July 2021 Have a pair of long pants, a long-sleeve shirt or jacket, face covering, pair of hard-sole shoes or boots, and protective goggles near the go bag to put on before leaving. oregonlive, 16 July 2021 Dressed in black gym clothes, ski goggles and a gas mask, Capitán Colombia is a visible figure on the front lines of his country’s ongoing protests against political corruption, economic difficulties and health care privatization. Vinodh Venkatesh, The Conversation, 12 July 2021 And then the lighthouse goes on, overpowering Jim’s night-vision goggles. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 9 July 2021 The goggles are made from a durable, Thermoplastic Urethane Polymer material. Chris Hachey, BGR, 7 July 2021 New tactical gear like helmets, batons and goggles have been purchased. Jeremy Herb, CNN, 6 July 2021 The first $25 of the price of snorkels, goggles and swimming masks. Jim Turner And Tom Urban, sun-sentinel.com, 29 June 2021 Her laundry list of purchases includes an air purifier, reusable straws, essential oils, skin care products, ski goggles and wall art. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of goggles

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Goggles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goggles. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goggles

: special eyeglasses that fit close to your face and that are worn to protect your eyes


noun plural
gog·​gles | \ ˈgä-gəlz How to pronounce goggles (audio) \

Kids Definition of goggles

: protective glasses set in a flexible frame (as of plastic) that fits snugly against the face


noun plural
gog·​gles | \ ˈgäg-əlz How to pronounce goggles (audio) \

Medical Definition of goggles

: protective glasses set in a flexible frame (as of rubber or plastic) that fits snugly against the face


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