an eyeglass for one eye.

1855–60; < French, noun use of adj.: one-eyed < Late Latin monoculus, equivalent to mon- mon- + oculus eye

monocled, adjective Unabridged
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monocle (ˈmɒnəkəl)
a lens for correcting defective vision of one eye, held in position by the facial muscles
[C19: from French, from Late Latin monoculus one-eyed, from mono- + oculus eye]

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Word Origin & History

1886, "single eyeglass," from Fr. monocle, from L.L. monoculus "one-eyed," from Gk. monos "single, alone" + L. oculus "eye" (see eye).
"That this, a hybrid, a Gallicism, and a word with no obvious meaning to the Englishman who hears it for the first time, should have ousted the entirely satisfactory eyeglass is a melancholy illustration of the popular taste in language." [Fowler]
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Example sentences
Clad in a well-cut suit, white spats and the inevitable monocle dangling from
  his neck.
He wore impeccably tailored tweed suits and sometimes a monocle.
When some guy with a monocle burst through the back door.
And no more funky monocle attached to a helmet for a heads-up display.
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