polemoscope

noun po·lem·o·scope \pōˈleməˌskōp\

Definition of polemoscope

  1. :  an opera or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects not directly before the eye

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Origin and Etymology of polemoscope

New Latin polemoscopium, from Greek polemos war + New Latin -scopium -scope; from its suggested use in war as a device for observing the enemy


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