reading glasses

plural noun

Definition of reading glasses

: eyeglasses used for reading or close work … each button on the phone has one large number and three tiny letters squeezed about it so you have to squint real hard, especially if you don't have your reading glasses on.— Dennis Baron

First Known Use of reading glasses

1853, in the meaning defined above

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