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eyecup

[ahy-kuhp] /ˈaɪˌkʌp/
noun
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; eye + cup
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Examples for eyecup
  • While wearing eyecup goggles may provide some eye protection, they are not airtight and do not completely prevent dust exposure.
British Dictionary definitions for eyecup

eyecup

/ˈaɪˌkʌp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a small vessel with a rim shaped to fit round the eye, used for applying medicated or cleansing solutions to the eyeball Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) eyebath
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eyecup in Medicine

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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