hand glass
noun Date: 1875 a small mirror with a handle

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  • Hand glass — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand glass — n. 1. a magnifying glass 2. a small mirror with a handle …   English World dictionary

  • hand glass — hand′ glass n. a small mirror with a handle • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • hand glass — noun 1. a mirror intended to be held in the hand • Syn: ↑hand mirror • Hypernyms: ↑mirror 2. light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250 •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand glass — /ˈhænd glas/ (say hand glahs) noun 1. a small mirror with a handle. 2. a magnifying glass for holding in the hand …   Australian English dictionary

  • hand glass — 1. a small mirror with a handle. 2. See hand lens. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • hand-glass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bag — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand basket — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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