field glass


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field glass

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

field glass

n
1. a small telescope often incorporating a prism and held in one hand
2. a former name for field glasses

field′ glass`


n.
Usu., field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field glass - a small refracting telescopefield glass - a small refracting telescope  
refracting telescope - optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
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References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile the staff officer standing in front pointed out something to the general, who looked through his field glass.
Yes, so it is, so it is," said the general angrily, lowering the field glass and shrugging his shoulders, "so it is
When we approached these points a warrior would be sent far ahead with a powerful field glass, and if no great body of red Martian troops was in sight we would advance as close as possible without chance of being seen and then camp until dark, when we would slowly approach the cultivated tract, and, locating one of the numerous, broad highways which cross these areas at regular intervals, creep silently and stealthily across to the arid lands upon the other side.