Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A perspective glass fitted with a mirror set at an angle, designed for viewing objects that do not lie directly before the eye: so named from its possible use in warfare to observe the motions of the enemy from behind defenses.

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

  • noun An opera glass or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects that do not lie directly before the eye; -- called also diagonal opera glass, or side opera glass.

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  • noun An opera glass or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects that do not lie directly before the eye.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "war" + -scope: compare French polémoscope.

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