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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A portable binocular telescope without prisms used especially outdoors for viewing distant objects. Often used in the plural: used a pair of field glasses to watch the marsh birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pair of binoculars for observing "in the field".
  • n. A small monocular refracting telescope.
  • n. The larger of the image lenses of an optical device.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Field lens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small refracting telescope


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