spyglass

noun spy·glass \ ˈspī-ˌglas \

Definition of spyglass

: a small telescope

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First Known Use of spyglass

1706


SPYGLASS Defined for English Language Learners

spyglass

noun

Definition of spyglass for English Language Learners

  • : a small telescope used by sailors in the past


SPYGLASS Defined for Kids

spyglass

noun spy·glass \ ˈspī-ˌglas \

Definition of spyglass for Students

: a small telescope

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