goggles

plural noun

gog·​gles ˈgä-gəlz How to pronounce goggles (audio)
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)
goggled adjective

Examples of goggles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two additional compartments easily hold bulkier layers and your more delicate gear, such as goggles or lunch. Katie Kommer, Popular Mechanics, 2 Feb. 2023 After trying nearly a dozen goggles this season, Smith’s 4D MAG still reigns supreme in our books. Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2023 The defense has said that Oath Keepers were dressed in helmets and goggles to protect themselves from possible attacks from left-wing Antifa activists. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 28 Sep. 2022 But many other divisions were losing staff, including its HoloLens goggles business which is scaling back work on a headset for the U.S. Army that Congress declined to fund this year, according to people familiar with the matter. Dina Bass, Matt Day, al, 19 Jan. 2023 But many other divisions were losing staff, including its HoloLens goggles business which is scaling back work on a headset for the US Army that Congress declined to fund this year, according to people familiar with the matter. Spencer Soper, Fortune, 17 Jan. 2023 Safety goggles should be worn to avoid eye injury in the event of sparking. William Miller, Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 This jacket has nice details like a helmet-compatible hood, a soft chin-guard to prevent abrasions from the shell fabric, and five pockets for small items, hand-warmers, and goggles. Déjà Leonard, Popular Mechanics, 17 Jan. 2023 In one, a pair of kid bicyclers take the foreground, ogling the lens through goggles, while an oblivious gentleman in the background reads a newspaper, like a movie extra. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goggles was in 1715

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“Goggles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goggles. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

goggles

plural noun
gog·​gles ˈgäg-əlz How to pronounce goggles (audio)
: protective eyeglasses set in a flexible frame that fits snugly against the face

Medical Definition

goggles

noun plural
gog·​gles ˈgäg-əlz How to pronounce goggles (audio)
: protective glasses set in a flexible frame (as of rubber or plastic) that fits snugly against the face
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