Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An eyeglass for one eye.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In photography, an uncorrected spectacle-lens, usually periscopic, of about 1½ inches diameter, and of a focus of 2 inches and upward.
  • noun A monoculous or one-eyed animal; a monocule.
  • noun A glass for one eye; a single eye-glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An eyeglass for one eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a single lens, usually in a wire frame, and used to correct vision for only one eye

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

  • noun lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles

Etymologies

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

[French, from Late Latin monoculus, having one eye : Greek mono-, mono- + Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French monocle, from Late Latin monoculus ("one-eyed"), from mono- ("single") + oculus ("eye").

Examples

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  • ... my monocle bent towards asphalt

    Andrew Lundwall, on the communal As/Is

    December 21, 2006

  • Well overdue for a comeback.

    June 4, 2008

  • But I'd get a headache from squinting to keep it in place.

    June 5, 2008

  • ಠ_ರೃ

    April 20, 2017