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)

Other Words from goggles

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

Examples of goggles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More bottles were popped, goggles donned, exultations captured on social media. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2022 Tisci also strung together crystal embellished swimming goggles like cabochon jewels, and brought back his shark teeth jewelry from Givenchy as rings. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Sep. 2022 Kids watch step-by-step instructions and scientific videos with VR goggles, then do the experiments themselves. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 26 Sep. 2022 These goggles are intended for folks who manage eyestrain, headaches, struggle to fall asleep at night, or have trouble relaxing. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 20 Sep. 2022 Wear safety glasses or goggles, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves, and cover the surrounding area with a drop cloth. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2022 Well, Trisha traded in her glitzy jumpsuit for a tour T-shirt and goggles because the celebratory champagne showers started flowing soon after! Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2022 In the premiere, VR goggles reveal that the fake universe is way more fun than what's left out here. Darren Franich, EW.com, 8 Sep. 2022 First, night-vision goggles, and next, a Volkswagen to transport him and six of his troop mates. Ed Flanagan, NBC News, 20 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of goggles

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for 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


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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