Part of speech: verb

To drive together, one within another, like the sections of a small telescope.

Part of speech: noun

An optical instrument for enlarging the image of a distant object, as a star.

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Usage examples "telescope":

  1. " What did the telescope show? - "The Gun", Philip K. Dick.
  2. The lines most conspicuous in the telescope are, in short, those which have been favoured by a combination of circumstances as reviewed above, among which crustal features have, in some cases, played a part. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
  3. So I stood and saw The canvas telescope her mother carried. - "Domesday Book", Edgar Lee Masters.