goggles

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 goggled (audio) \ adjective

Examples of goggles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People should consider wearing goggles or face shields along with fabric masks to help combat the spread of coronavirus, according to the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Coronavirus update: People should wear goggles or face shields as well as masks, Fauci urges," 31 July 2020 The video shows Wheeler, wearing goggles and a face mask amid a crowd of people, hold his nose and close his eyes in distress as a cloud of tear gas drifts by him. Theresa Waldrop And Gregory Lemos, CNN, "Federal officers preparing to leave Portland, Oregon governor says," 30 July 2020 Now, researchers at Facebook Reality Labs are using holographic film to create a prototype VR display that looks less like ski goggles and more like lightweight sunglasses. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "How holographic tech is shrinking VR displays to the size of sunglasses," 30 June 2020 Salon workers will not only have to face masks, but also goggles or face shields, gloves and smocks. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "‘I’m frantic. Everybody is frantic,’ Santa Clara County executive says as coronavirus casessoar," 10 July 2020 Before the pandemic, the Peterson Institute for International Economics said China exported more respirators, surgical masks, medical goggles and protective garments than the rest of the world combined. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "A hotel-turned-security office signals Hong Kong’s big chill," 9 July 2020 Before the pandemic, China already exported more respirators, surgical masks, medical goggles and protective garments than the rest of the world combined, the Peterson Institute for International Economics estimated. Keith Bradsher, BostonGlobe.com, "China dominates medical supplies, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon," 6 July 2020 In addition to mandating passengers wear protective equipment, Qatar outfitted their cabin crew in full disposable protective gowns, including safety goggles, gloves, and a mask. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Qatar Airways Now Requires Passengers Wear a Face Shield and Mask," 6 July 2020 The fumes are dangerous to breathe, and the acid burns skin and eyes, which is why goggles, rubber gloves and clothes that cover your skin, as well as excellent ventilation, are absolutely required when working with it. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Mildew in the toilet may indicate someone has diabetes," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of goggles

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of goggles was in 1715

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5 Aug 2020

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“Goggles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goggles. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for goggles

goggles

noun
How to pronounce goggles (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of goggles

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

goggles

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

goggles

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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