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Definition of Telescope


  1. Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by the sliding of joints or parts one within the other; telescopic; as, a telescope bag; telescope table, etc.
  2. An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
  3. To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.
  4. To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
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Telescope Translations

telescope in Dutch is sterrenkijker, telescoop, verrekijker
telescope in German is Fernrohr, Fernrohr, Fernrohrs
telescope in Italian is telescopio
telescope in Swedish is teleskop, kikare