Definition of coudé in US English:

coudé

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting a telescope in which the rays are bent to a focus at a fixed point off the axis.

noun

  • A coudé telescope.

Origin

Late 19th century: French, literally ‘bent at right angles’, past participle of couder, from coude ‘elbow’, from Latin cubitum.

Pronunciation

coudé

/ko͞oˈdā/