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field glass

noun
1.
Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for field glasses

field glasses

plural noun
1.
another name for binoculars Former name field glasses

field glass

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