eyecup
eyecup eye"cup`, n. A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to eyes; -- called also {eyeglass}. [1913 Webster]

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  • eyecup — ☆ eyecup [ī′kup΄ ] n. a small cup whose rim is shaped to fit over the eye, used in applying medicine to the eyes or in washing them …   English World dictionary

  • eyecup — noun 1. a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball an eyecup is called an eyebath in Britain • Syn: ↑eyebath, ↑eye cup • Hypernyms: ↑vessel 2. (embryology) a two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eyecup — noun Date: circa 1874 1. a small oval cup with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye used for applying liquid remedies to the eyes 2. optic cup 3. a usually rubber cup at the eyepiece of an optical instrument (as binoculars) for keeping out… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eyecup — /uy kup /, n. a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye. Also called eye bath. [1870 75, Amer.; EYE + CUP] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyecup — noun an eyebath …   Wiktionary

  • eyecup — eye·cup ī .kəp n 1) a small oval cup with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye used for applying liquid remedies to the eyes 2) OPTIC CUP * * * eye·cup (iґkəp) 1. a small vessel for the application of cleansing or medicated solution to… …   Medical dictionary

  • eyecup — n. small cup containing medicine or other substance to be placed in the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eyecup — noun 1》 a piece of an optical device such as a pair of binoculars which is contoured to provide a comfortable rest for the eye. 2》 N. Amer. an eyebath …   English new terms dictionary

  • eyecup — eye•cup [[t]ˈaɪˌkʌp[/t]] n. med a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • eyeglass — eyecup eye cup , n. A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to eyes; called also {eyeglass}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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