One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects.
- ‘The view in binoculars or a telescope shows a wealth of detail along the length of the tail.’
- ‘Your local astronomical society will be pleased to give you further advice and practical help in choosing a suitable telescope or pair of binoculars.’
- ‘Cover one of the lenses of the binoculars with some kitchen foil as shown below.’
- ‘A powerful telescope or binoculars so I could scan the horizon for rescuers and still look at the wildlife.’
- ‘Later, the woman's husband fetched a pair of binoculars and a telescope.’
- ‘We set off after a Sunday lunch with maps, camera, binoculars, bird and flower books.’
- ‘The Gullane resident who had put a stall in his driveway selling binoculars and cameras was doing better business.’
- ‘James tried to adjust the lenses of the binoculars for a third, unsuccessful time.’
- ‘But Wright, who was examining the distant valley through his binoculars, did see it.’
- ‘Suspended by straps from his neck, his camera and binoculars sat one above the other against his chest.’
- ‘Holding up a peculiar instrument, similar to pair of binoculars, he zeroed in on the flag flying over one of the tent posts.’
- ‘Perhaps he plans to observe Armageddon from a safe distance, through the lenses of his binoculars.’
- ‘Telescopes, cameras or binoculars should not be used unless they have the correct filters.’
- ‘We tried a simple, economical solution to this problem: combining the camera with a pair of binoculars.’
- ‘Not with the naked eye, and certainly not through any optical device like binoculars or a telescope.’
- ‘Finally someone got smart and included a simple digital camera inside a pair of binoculars to capture all the action outdoors, in the arena or at live performances.’
- ‘David has been known to leap out of bed of a morning, pull back the blinds and find cameras and binoculars trained upon him.’
- ‘Inside were three cameras, seven pairs of binoculars, camouflage paint, seven radios and an inflatable dingy, compressed into something almost the size of a backpack.’
- ‘He took photographs using a telephoto lens and used binoculars to inspect the general state of the roofing and tiling.’
- ‘It has a different look to the X50, resembling a pair of binoculars from a distance, but every bit as stylish.’
Late 19th century: plural of binocular.
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