Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old optical instrument designed to enable one to discern objects in the dark; a night-glass.

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

  • noun obsolete An instrument that discloses objects in the dark or in a faint light.

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

  • noun An instrument that discloses objects in the dark or in a faint light.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek darkness + -scope.

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