eyecup

[ahy-kuhp]
noun
a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye.
Also called eye bath.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; eye + cup

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eyecup (ˈaɪˌkʌp)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): eyebath a small vessel with a rim shaped to fit round the eye, used for applying medicated or cleansing solutions to the eyeball

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eyecup eye·cup (ī'kŭp')
n.

  1. A small cup with a rim contoured to fit the socket of the eye, used for applying a liquid medicine or wash to the eye. Also called eye bath, eyeglass.

  2. See optic cup.

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While wearing eyecup goggles may provide some eye protection, they are not airtight and do not completely prevent dust exposure.
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