Definition of binoculars noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈnɒkjələz//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈnɑːkjələrz//
(specialist field glasses) [plural]
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an instrument, like two small telescopes fixed together, that makes objects that are far away seem nearer when you look through it a pair of binoculars We looked at the birds through binoculars. She raised her binoculars to the distant road across the valley. We watched the race through binoculars. Word Originlate 19th cent.: plural of binocular.
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