from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a short handle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An opera glass with a handle.
- n. Elaborate double eyeglasses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An opera glass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An opera-glass.
- n. A lorgnon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle
French, from lorgner, to peer at, from Old French, from lorgne, squinting, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French lorgner ("to take a sidelong look at") (from Middle French lorgne ("crosseyed")) + -ette (Wiktionary)