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field glass

Usually, field glasses. binoculars for use out of doors.
Origin of field glass
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • During the whole afternoon, Bob Stallings had been riding about his own herd, sweeping the plain with a pair of field glasses.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • They were not to be seen even by the aid of field glasses any more that day.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • She grabbed a pair of field glasses off the shelf and rushed after me.

    The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill Charles Pierce Burton
  • The outlaw got out his field glasses and watched the men intently.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • Luck went out of his way to gain the top of every little rise, and to scan the surrounding country through his field glasses.

  • Each was studying the topography of the country with the aid of their field glasses.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • A brief description of the field glasses issued by the Signal Corps, together with the cost of the same, is given below.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • Through my field glasses I could see that he was licking his lower lip with his tongue.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • field glasses cannot be used as satisfactorily in an airplane as on solid ground, owing to vibration and other movements.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for field glasses

field glasses

plural noun
another name for binoculars Former name field glasses

field glass

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