half-glasses

plural noun
half-glass·​es | \ ˈhaf-ˈgla-səz How to pronounce half-glasses (audio) , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-glasses

: eyeglasses for reading that have about half the vertical dimension of typical eyeglasses

First Known Use of half-glasses

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Half-glasses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-glasses. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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