monocle

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noun mon·o·cle \ˈmä-ni-kəl\

Definition of monocle

  1. :  an eyeglass for one eye

monocled

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Origin and Etymology of monocle

French, from Late Latin monoculus having one eye, from Latin mon- + oculus eye — more at eye


First Known Use: circa 1858


MONOCLE Defined for English Language Learners

monocle

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noun mon·o·cle \ˈmä-ni-kəl\

Definition of monocle for English Language Learners

  • : a single round lens for one eye that helps people see and that is held in place by the muscles around the eye


Medical Dictionary

monocle

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noun mon·o·cle \ˈmän-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of monocle

  1. :  an eyeglass for one eye



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