from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The lens farthest from the eye in a compound eyepiece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as field-glass, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens


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