Telescopical
Telescopic Tel`e*scop"ic, Telescopical Tel`e*scop"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. t['e]lescopique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope. [1913 Webster]

2. Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic stars. [1913 Webster]

3. Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic vision. [1913 Webster]

4. Having the power of extension by joints sliding one within another, like the tube of a small telescope or a spyglass; especially (Mach.), constructed of concentric tubes, either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war vessel, which may be put out of sight by being lowered endwise. [1913 Webster]


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