eyeglass

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eye +‎ glass

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eyeglass (plural eyeglasses)

  1. An artificial lens, especially one of a pair.
  2. A monocle.
  3. An eyepiece.
  4. (obsolete) The lens of the eye.
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
      Ha' not you seen, Camillo? / (But that's past doubt; you have, or your eye-glass / Is thicker than a cuckold's horn)

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