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.
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field glasses

pl n
another name for binoculars
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Field glasses

Essentially two small telescopes (one for each eye) on one frame. Field glasses have been displaced by binoculars.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
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
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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. Back and forth they swept across the rolling land until at last they came to rest upon a point near the center of the landscape and close to the green-fringed contours of the river.
Taking his field glasses from the case, he stood on the top of the rock, and began to search the horizon.
The people of Britain were being balked by cloud in their efforts to see the Russian space satellite, though it was thought there would be more chances to view the little manmade moon through field glasses and even the naked eye when weather improves.
Again, club golfers donated enough money to buy him a trusty steed, a Mauser pistol and some field glasses.
Situated right on the Savannah River, one can see the shorelines of South Carolina without the aid of field glasses. And because this history-laden river runs to the Atlantic Ocean, one would expect a fishing line to be ripped from a reel.
On the home front, Henry Featherstone, motor mechanic, Fallin, appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court charged with being in the unlawful possession of a pair of military field glasses. He admitted the charge and said he bought the binoculars from a woman in Fallin and was"quite unaware"they were the property of the military.
As dawn broke, through field glasses I watched our troops arrive at the narrow, sandy beach, surrounded by fearsome high cliffs where they had to land."
The Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, then commander of the Basij, and Hajj Hashem, the Hizbollah commander in southern Lebanon, have all had themselves photographed over the past year or so near Quneitra, sometimes observing Israeli positions through field glasses. Qais Al-Khazali of Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq, and now Ibrahim Raisi, the hardline former presidential candidate, have most recently appeared on the Lebanese/Israeli border in company with senior Hizbollah commanders.
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.
Through his field glasses one day in 1945, he noticed SS officers riding horses toward a farmhouse.
I'm not getting any younger, and I can cover a lot more country with my field glasses than I can with my legs.
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.