po·​lem·​o·​scope | \ pōˈleməˌskōp \

Definition of polemoscope

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Polemoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polemoscope. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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