|1.||[ verb ] crush together or collapse|
"In the accident, the cars telescoped" "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
|2.||[ verb ] make smaller or shorter|
"the novel was telescoped into a short play"
|3.||[ noun ] a magnifier of images of distant objects|
|Related terms:||magnifier solar_telescope astronomical_telescope transit_instrument collimator aperture prism finder|