field glasses

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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 glasses

pl n
another name for binoculars

Field glasses

Essentially two small telescopes (one for each eye) on one frame. Field glasses have been displaced by binoculars.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Field glasses - an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyesfield glasses - an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
eyepiece, ocular - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
optical instrument - an instrument designed to aid vision
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

field glasses

npl (binoculars) → binocolo
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The Hun smiled in his relief, passed a cheery word with his lieutenant, and then scanned the broad plain with his field glasses.
Taking his field glasses from the case, he stood on the top of the rock, and began to search the horizon.
The views from visitor platforms across the Wall at lots of wire and watchtowers, as well as the frightening gaze of border soldiers staring at us through field glasses, were deeply entrenched in our minds.
I'm not getting any younger, and I can cover a lot more country with my field glasses than I can with my legs.
There were never so many field glasses on Anfield's massive goal-end structure but the moving picture in the ring was so well lighted that everyone on Spion Kop had a perfect view.
Shortly after I delivered a message to Captain Thomas whom I found standing on the fire-step looking through his field glasses at something on our right front.
During its construction in the early 1960s, he would sit in his bedroom window and peer through his father's old Army field glasses, watching cranes lift pieces of the arch into place.
Germany moved in that direction Thursday, with the government announcing that it had sent a first planeload of military equipment to the Kurds in Iraq's north, including helmets, protective vests, field glasses and mine-searching devices.
I stepped back into the kitchen and plucked the field glasses from the windowsill that frames our lake view.
Through field glasses, we observed the low bowing of Japanese troops as the chair-borne admiral passed a ridge, silhouetted against the skyline.
Swarovski 8x42 EL Rangefinder Binoculars 70008 Redefining the concept of hunting equipment, these field glasses from Swarovski combine the capability of razor-sharp top quality optics with precise measuring.
I thought at the time I was being one very clever shopper and had saved a bundle by buying an on-sale, bargain variety, pair of field glasses.