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Part of speech: Noun

An optical instrument, made of a series of long tubes, provided with lenses: used for magnifying and making visible objects at a distance, especially the moon, stars, etc.; any article made of parts fitting within one another, as do the sections of some telescopes, so that it can be extended in size; as, a kind of extensible valise is called a telescope.

Part of speech: Verb

To force a way endwise one within another, as cars in a railway collision.

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