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

  • n. A convex lens used to focus the sun's rays and produce heat, especially for ignition.
  • n. Eyeglasses with tinted or polarizing lenses to protect the eyes from the sun's glare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Singular form of sunglasses; used chiefly in compounds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A convex lens of glass for producing heat by converging the sun's rays into a focus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A burning-glass.
  • n. Same as shade-glass; a screen of colored glass attached to a sextant to diminish the apparent brightness of the sun.

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

  • n. a convex lens that focuses the rays of the sun; used to start a fire


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